Help Us Save The Great South Bay

 

For future generations

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that actively works to restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

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About Our Organization

defending our creeks

Our Creek Defenders help the 50 creeks flowing into the Great South Bay move freely by removing debris and monitoring invasive species.

restoring oyster habitat 

Oysters eat murky water for lunch. The Great South Bay Oyster Project restores oysters and their natural filtration capabilities to the Bay. 

Planting bay friendly

We are restoring habitat for local wildlife by putting back what was here long before we were through the Bay Friendly Yards program.

education and advocacy

We connect with the many stakeholders to spread the message that the Bay is but a symptom, it is the mainland which is sick. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

 

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Clean Up a Shore Thing in Patchogue

Clean Up a Shore Thing in Patchogue

Despite a cloudy start to the day, it was a "shore" thing as Patchogue Creek Defender James Acierno partnered with local nautical brand Old Soldier and the team at Blue Point Brewing Company and our steady dates for this Creek Defender season, Starbucks, for a cleanup...

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Water Warriors {Yep, That’s Us}

Water Warriors {Yep, That’s Us}

Written by Tom Schlichter and as seen in Newsday, 04/29/21 Long Island outdoors lovers are often looking for environmental organizations to volunteer with come spring. Especially attractive are grassroots societies that endeavor to promote, protect and improve our...

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) – Spot It – Avoid it – Report It!

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) – Spot It – Avoid it – Report It!

Harmful algal blooms may be lurking in waters near you.  From our colleagues at the NYS Department of Environmental Control. Because it is hard to tell a HAB from non-harmful algal blooms, it is best to avoid swimming, boating, otherwise recreating in, or drinking...

Sayville Creeks as Classrooms

Sayville Creeks as Classrooms

Collaboration and support. And love for the Great South Bay! That's what our Sayville team up between Save the Great South Bay's Bayport (Bob Draffin) and Sayville (James Bertsch) Creek Defenders was made of. Adults saved trees. Kids got the knowledge and experience...

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- Ian Somerhalder

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