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PECONIC BAYKEEPER INC Overview
Established in 1997, Peconic Baykeeper is a licensed member of Waterkeeper Alliance. Peconic Baykeeper is the only independent, not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to the protection and improvement of the Peconic and South Shore estuaries of Long Island. We work to reverse the environmental degradation of the past and promote new strategies and policies to protect and improve water quality. We identify pollution problems that impact our waters and work towards affecting change that provides for improvements in water quality and habitat protection. Our collaboration with other stakeholder groups and local government is essential towards this goal.
*Established a vessel sewage No-Discharge Zone for the Peconic and South Shore Estuary Reserve.
*Compelled Suffolk County to stop dredging hundreds of miles of ditches in tidal wetlands.
*Halted a marina project in Shinnecock Bay that would have destroyed habitat and degraded water quality.
*Moved New York State to designate the Forge River as "Impaired Waters&";, an unfortunate distinction that is the catalyst for corrective action.
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We are very fortunate to have Kevin McAllister and Peconic Bay keeper organization. As our advocate without goverment or polictical influence,Peconic Bay keeper has fought to keep our waterways clean and hopefully will continue for future generations. Kevin always makes his presence in our ...
Its tough work protecting fragile waterways from so many directions. From industry to municipalities to uneducated landowners and boaters , there are times to get tough and times to gently correct and inform, all in the name of preservation. The Peconic Baykeeper is a small, passionate group, ...
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I'm not sure why it takes someone like The Peconic Bay Keeper to remind people that its not OK to flush your toilet directly into the bay...but aparently it does, and our Bay Keeper is very effective at it - recently getting the entire South Shore Estuary Reserve listed as a no-vessel-discharge zone...
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