SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Start Where You Stand

Mission

Save The Great South Bay is dedicated to revitalizing and protecting the bay so that our children and grandchildren can fish, swim, boat, and clam as did generations past. We work to educate Long Islanders as to what is wrong with their waters - and how we can fix them. We advocate for local sewer construction along the bay, for open space preservation, for stricter guidelines on fertilizer use, for implementing the latest in wastewater technologies, for local action, and most importantly, for a return of the clams and the oysters.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Todd Shaw

Main address

PO Box 373

Babyon, NY 11702 USA

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EIN

46-2635637

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Fisheries (D33)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bay Friendly Yards

We advocate for native plantings in our yards. They require no fertilizers, pesticides, or extra watering, and are therefore cheaper to maintain. They are also inherently more beautiful Native plantings in yards also restore native habitats for insects, for birds and other creatures. They also help to filter our groundwater through their root systems and through the soil biome that develops around them. This is 21st Century Civic Beautification, the kind that restores our land to what it once was, as much as that is possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

There are some 50 creeks that feed into The Great South Bay, through every South Shore community. With over 15,000 members from the area, past and present, we promote local stewardship. We organize clean ups, educate students and adults about the estuaries surrounding them and their important role in the ecosystem. Further we advocate for the return of native trees, plants, shrubs and grasses along the uplands around these creeks so that the water flowing into them is cleaner, and so that ancient habitats can begin to be restored.

The goal is to plant "swamp forests" that filter the ground water and crowd out the invasives, returning beauty to these creeks.

We maintain that the bay is but a symptom, that it's the mainland that is sick, and if we can get people to heal the land, we can start to heal the bay.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Bringing shellfish back to The Great South Bay in the form of an oyster sanctuary will both clean the bay and return a billion dollar industry to The South Shore. Oysters are filter feeders. We advocate for cleaner water going into the bay so that the oysters have a fighting chance and the oystermen can earn a livelihood.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Unemployed people

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of debris collected

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Creek Defender Program

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To protect and preserve the Great South Bay by reducing both physical and chemical pollutants that enter it and to restore the natural filtration capacity of shellfish.

Conduct four programs:

1. Creek Defender whereby we clean up debris and invasive species along the 50 creeks leading into the Bay to ensure maximum water flow.

2. Native Habitat Restoration whereby we restore native plantings to open areas and encourage homeowners to Start Where They Stand by utilizing Bay Friendly practices in their own yards.

3. Great South Bay Oyster Project whereby we are restoring oysters to the Bay through our oyster sanctuary. One adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day.

4. Advocacy & Education whereby we advocate for the increased use of innovative and alternative waste water treatment systems and increased use of sewers to reduce nitrogen flow into the Bay; Bay Friendly practices to reduce fertilizer usage and thereby nitrogen flowing into the Bay; education at the K-12 level to engage students in learning about their hyperlocal water ways and create the next generation of local stewards.

Financials

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SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Board of directors
as of 06/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Todd Shaw

Morgan Stanley

Term: 2015 -

Rhianna Quinn Roddy

Wayne Horsley

Karen Marvin

Frank Piccininni

Bill Zeller

Mark Murray

Michael Busch

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/16/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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