June 2015

Moriches Bay Project co-founders Laura Fabrizio and Aram Terchunian, whose nonprofit strives to improve the bay’s water quality through multiple initiatives, are prime examples of how “the little guys” can, in fact, do their part to help turn the tide on pollution.

In addition to announcing plans to create two more oyster gardens, upping the number of such installations between Westhampton Beach and West Hampton Dunes villages to five, the organization shared that it will also start a water monitoring program this summer. That program, which will focus on the eastern side of the bay that begins in Quogue, is intended to help track whether or not their efforts, which have also included the installation of eelgrass beds in the past, is having an impact when it comes to improving water quality.

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