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!
The Moriches Bay Project, Town of Brookhaven and the Moriches Junior Members of the Yacht Club reestablished our oyster farm at the yacht club on Friday morning. This farm will hold just over 10,000 oysters. The Junior Members will maintain and care for the oyster farm under Moriches Bay Project scientist care. Click on the picture below to read the email that was sent out.
In addition, the Junior Members will be responsible for reporting back to us by taking pictures of the farm and writing a short paragraph eery week on the condition of the farm. These kids really take this responsibility very seriously and we are very appreciative of their work.
Enjoy a series of 5 lectures covering water quality, shellfish aquaculture techniques, and other related information. Friday night is the 4th class in our series of 5 Bay Steward Classes. This lecture will be taught by Town of Brookhaven's Tom Carrano.
Presented by Moriches Bay Project, Featuring:
Registration is a must due to limited seating.
The Moriches Bay Project, Cornell Cooperative Extension's Kim Tetrault and the Westhampton Beach Village are hosting a fun and educational morning this Saturday, July 9th.
You will learn how to make an oyster cage and help to create an oyster farm. Come prepared to go in the water. All volunteers are welcomed.
When: July 9th
Place: 385 Dune Road (bay side of Lashley Beach)
Thanks to all our supporters who made our Oyster Fling such a special night. A very heartfelt thanks to all who helped make this night so wonderful.
Here are some pictures from the night:
Read the article 'Supporting Moriches Bay': Click here to read
MBP is very happy to announce a special partnership with Proud Pour, makers of “The Oyster” – a sustainable Sauvignon Blanc that is the official wine of this year’s Oyster Fling. When you buy “The Oyster” in the East End (locations at proudpour.com) the sales will restore oysters with Moriches Bay Project.
“It is an honor to have been asked by Proud Pour owner and friend Berlin Kelly to be a part of her mission. Berlin’s passion for her work, her wine, the bay and the environment is truly inspirational and motivating. Thank you for choosing the Moriches Bay Project, we share your goal of improving our water quality. Together Proud Pour and the Moriches Bay Project will join forces to bring the local Bay back to its natural health. Let’s drink wine to improve our water!” – Laura Fabrizio
**Online ticket sales closes at 5:00pm Friday night.**
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Save the Bay “Oyster fling “which will be held on Saturday, June 25, 7pm at 28 Stacy Drive in Westhampton Beach. This is the Moriches Bay Project’s biggest fundraising of the entire year, and your participation will help to make this year’s event a great success.
Thanks to all the volunteers who got up early with us on Sunday, June 12th. What an amazing morning it was!
Stephan, Amanda, and Dwight lead the group out to the Bay where over the course of several hours we collected approximately 5,000 reproductive shoots. We will be saving the seagrass seeds from the reproductive shoots to plant at a suitable restoration site in Moriches Bay later in September. Here are a few pictures from the event.
We have really exciting news from the Moriches Bay Project. We just installed our first real time data equipment...Moriches Bay Project Observation System (M.B.O.S.). This system will monitor water quality in our bay. Stay tuned for some data.
We also want to welcome Tory Dambrosia to the MBP family. We are thrilled to have her on board heading up this project for us! Take a look at some pics of the installation.
The Moriches Bay Project is proud to continue our partnership with the Brookhaven Town on Eelgrass restoration. This year we will begin a long term project with 2 motivated graduate students in Marine Science at Stony Brook University who will lead this program. They have joined our team to help facilitate the eelgrass restoration work we are doing. They will lend scientific guidance to this project. They plan to conduct dive surveys to evaluate the current status of existing eelgrass restoration areas, organize seagrass seed collections and deployments, and the transplanting of eelgrass to restoration sites survive.
We are looking for serious volunteers to help with this eelgrass restoration project. You will be collecting eelgrass seeds from an eelgrass bed in Great South Bay for planting at a restoration site in Moriches Bay.
We are looking for volunteers for 2 types of work:
Date: June 12th
Location: 906 Dune Rd WHB