Peconic Baykeeper Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 893 10 Old Country Road Quogue NY 11959 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: *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.
Programs: Peconic Baykeeper serves as a public advocate and community educator through its clean water programs and initiatives.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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 communities while teaching the importance to preserving our most precious resource.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing and reading the actions the Peconic BayKeeper organization has completed over many years of service to our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask for government funding since the organization benefits everyone.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the last twenty years I have watched the brown tides and the red tides and whatever other tides kill off the clams and the mussels and the oysters and fish in the bays of Long Island. We've got to stop this for us and for the future of Long Island.
This is a priority. They made a difference in the Hudson. Let's do the same in Long Island waters.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the media coverage of their work and their effects on the people and politics of Long Island.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get off my butt and volunteer.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Re: Kevin McAllister-Our Peconic Baykeeper. During the several years since the beginning of the

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

see above

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Kevin is available to discuss local problems.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful,pleasant and available.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Put the fear of the legal gods into anyone thinking of breaking or bending the rules of the DEC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Peconic Baykeeper looks at the health of all the waters of Long Island, and uses all means to protect them. It does our community a great service and has had effective success most recently in protecting a sensitive area on the South Shore of Long Island.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more dynamic legal responses to impending problems with our bays and ocean.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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