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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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Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta

 September 10th, 2022

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.Join us on one of the last Saturdays of the Summer for the 2022 Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta Celebration

The event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 5:00-8:00 PM at the stunning Long Island Yacht Club in Babylon.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales check out the Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta page.

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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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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How to Build a Better Rain Garden

How to Build a Better Rain Garden

It is common knowledge that nitrogen is public enemy #1 when it comes to the Great South Bay. Stormwater runoff is a source of nitrogen pollution. As part of Save The Great South Bay's Bay Friendly Yards initiative, we welcome guest blogger Rachel Perez who reveals...

Good Government at Mud Creek

Good Government at Mud Creek

For many, good government describes a system that extends personal liberties. Others see good government as creating economic opportunity, a system that creates the conditions that support personal prosperity But what about government that protects property? What...

 Ask The Creek, A Tom Stock Original Poem

 Ask The Creek, A Tom Stock Original Poem

ASK THE CREEK “How are you Sampwams Creek? I know you can’t speak, But I’m asking on behalf Of all the south shore creeks And I’m asking what you’d like To have happen to restore you To what you were like when You began seeping out of the land That was soaked with...

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