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Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Todd Brice grew up in Amityville enjoying life on the water, as did his parents and his grandparents. When he and Ana married, it was a given that they would raise their family in this waterside town. Life in Amityville is water-centric for many. “There are boathouses on the bay. People use the bay […]

Join Up and Clean Up with Operation SPLASH

Join Up and Clean Up with Operation SPLASH

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   An old sea captain named Al Grover and his daughter Joanne, fresh out of college, wanted to improve the world. That grand vision became one of the largest volunteer organizations in the United States as the Grovers and a few other volunteers in an ole’ leaky Garvey began Operation SPLASH (Stop Pollution Litter […]

Cleaner BoatingTactics and Tips

Cleaner BoatingTactics and Tips

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Recreational boating is not just about enjoying our time out on the waters. If we want our playgrounds to remain vital and clean, it’s up to us to maintain clean vessels. In recent years, there’s been tremendous desire for green cleaning products and eco-friendlier approaches to reducing boating’s carbon footprint and clearing our waters […]

Freeport for Kids

Freeport for Kids

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. “C’mon, Dad!” my 6-year-old daughter yelled as we docked our 25’ Bayliner Discovery, the Bay-Bea, at Freeport’s Nautical Mile. After a day at Short Beach “rescuing” moon jellyfish and treasure hunting along the beach, it was time for a double scoop of Rocky Road at Pip’s Ice Cream Parlor. Donna, the proprietor, is always […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

In Praise of Our Wooden Flagship

In Praise of Our Wooden Flagship

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Operation SPLASH season started in March. Before starting a new year collecting tons of trash from the south shore, we repaired all the wounds suffered the previous year by our six boats. Over the years, our winter work crews have become real “plastic surgeons,” proficient in using Marine Tex, fiberglass, resin, and many other materials used to repair boats.

Classifieds

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DO YOU NEED A LAWYER? CONTACT THE SUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION’S LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE. You will be referred to a local attorney for a particular category of law at an initial half-hour consultation fee of $25.  Worker’s Compensation & Social Security matters are excluded from any fees. 631- 234-5577 Safe Boating Courses, FREE […]

Battling Trash Below

Battling Trash Below

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“What we are doing affects everything under water – all the pollution, all the atmospheric deposition lands on the bottom of the bays. I’ve seen pods of balloons floating around a hundred miles off shore. I wish people would make that connection: what goes up must come down and what comes down lands in the ocean.”

Green Boat Organizations

Green Boat Organizations

August 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Green Boat Organizations in Long Island

From Our Readers – Out To Sea

May 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

From Our Readers – Out To Sea