The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the streams, creeks and rivers that flow into it. There are some 31 creeks that flow into the bay along The South Shore. We are designating Creek Defenders for each, with our first clean up in Babylon on Earth Day. You can read more about The Creek Defender Program here. You can contribute to it here.
A healthy bay begins right in your community and in your own backyard.
Babylon Creek Defender Earth Day Launch
April 22 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
9:00 -12:00 South Shore Paddle Boards will lead a clean up several local creeks:
“As part of the CREEK DEFENDER PROGRAM in Babylon (which is part of SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY) we will join forces with them and take control of these waterways and head out on our paddleboards to clean Carlls RIver, Sumpwams Creek, Foster Creek and Argyle Lake. The Health of our bays depends on the health of our creeks. Lets clean and protect what is ours. Join us 8am till we are done. Bags will be provided. We will split up into groups to clean these canals, rivers and creeks. Call shop for more info 631-482-1822. spread the EARTH DAY LOVE.”
12:00-1:00 Registration, Staging, Babylon Elementary School.
1:00 – 4:00 Creek Clean Up. Door-to-Door Campaign promoting eco-friendly lawns, local stewardship, taking the I Love Long Island Pledge to move away from pesticides and chemical fertilizers on our lawns and in our waters.
4:00-8:00 After Party at The American Legion Hall in Babylon, at 22 Grove Street. Live music from Willet’s Creek, featuring singer/songwriter John Kennedy.