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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The State of the Great South Bay 2022

The State of the Great South Bay 2022

On Friday, October 14th, 2022, Save The Great South Bay, 501(c)3 presented its third annual Speaker Series on the State of the Great South Bay held at the View in Oakdale where Dr. Christopher Gobler spoke about current environmental events affecting the health of the...

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Sandy and the Breach 10 Years On

Sandy and the Breach 10 Years On

Saturday, October 29, 2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy which had wide-reaching and devastating impacts across the South Shore of Long Island. One of the Sandy outcomes was the breach at Fire Island resulting in the re-opening of the Old Inlet in...

Bay Friendly Yard Tip #7: Addition by Subtraction

Bay Friendly Yard Tip #7: Addition by Subtraction

Invasive plants are taking over Long Island. Not only do they not support local wildlife, but they also “choke out” our necessary native flora. As invasive species are allowed to spread, our biodiversity takes a toll. Climbing plants such as wisteria and English ivy...

An Innovative Approach to Restoring Eelgrass

An Innovative Approach to Restoring Eelgrass

Eelgrass is an essential component of the Great South Bay's ecosystem. Over the past decades it has been decimated due in part to Harmful Algal Blooms triggered by nitrogen pollution. Native Long Islander, Robert Vasiluth, has created a new methodology for restoring...

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