We are a local organization dedicated to working within our community to monitor and restore Moriches Bay. The Bay was once a thriving natural habitat for shellfish, eelgrass, and many other important aquatic species. However, over the last few decades the decline in water quality has led to a majority of their disappearance.
Please help the Moriches Bay Project™ to improve the quality of our bay and make a difference you can see!
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Take a look at some pictures from our oyster farms at 906 Dune Road and Westhampton Dunes Overlook. We're getting ready for the winter. Thanks so to Cornell for giving our oysters a home this winter.
On Friday, October 28th, the Moriches Bay Project, along with Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Town of Brookhaven Councilman Dan Panico, Vito Minei and Kim Tetrault of Cornell Cooperative Extension, proudly commemorated the installation of a Floating Upweller System (FLUPSY) at the Windswept Marina in East Moriches.
This FLUPSY is now home to 50,000 young oysters which will grow safely, effectively and quickly.
Our sincerest thanks to Kim and Vito of Cornell Cooperative Extension for their continued help and support on this project and so many others. A tremendous thank you to Supervisor Romaine and Councilman Panico for their support, encouragement and commitment and to Windswept Marina for providing a home for our FLUPSY! Our teamwork will help us go far! Thank you!
Take a look at some of the pictures from the Kiwanis Oyster fest 2016. Even in the rain it was a lot of fun. For all who did not get to participate in our oyster shucking contest, there is always next year! So practice!
A very special thank you to our judges who came out in the rain: Christine Scalera, Brian Tymann, Jok Kommer, Rob Pollifrone and Harry Wareny.
The Moriches Bay Project wants to thank all our sponsors and the WHBPAC, especially Douglas Elliman, for their generous support in making this movie event come to life on the big screen. In addition we are so grateful to our wonderful experts, President of the SH trustees, Ed Warner and Gregg Rivara from Cornell Coop Extension. Without these two gentlemen we could not do what we do. Thank you Who DUNN It - Who Killed the Oysters. See some pictures from our movie at the WHBPAC.
Take a look at some of the pictures from our September eelgrass project.