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January 2015

January 14th: The MBP is proud to announce that WE REACHED OUR GOAL! It warms our hearts that after two months of campaining our dedicated community and friends have helped raise close to $23,000! $3000 more than our intended goal!! Whether you donated or spread...

December 2014

December 4th: Tonight, the HBO screening of "Saving Our Tomorrow" was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The show is a documentary that portrays youth who are heavily involved spreading environmental awareness in their communities....

November 2014

November 15th: We launched the Million Mollusk March! Our first crowd funding campaign. Tell friends, tell family, and contribute to get rewards. November 13th: As the winter months draw near it was time to send the MBP caged oysters to their usual vacation...

October 2014

October 17th: An additional 5000 oysters were added to the Moriches Bay Project Oyster Bed to help strengthen previous populations that were set back in July. The oysters came from a combination of two year old oysters that were grown in cages bay the MBP and...

September 2014

September 28th: Our screening of SHELLSHOCKED! at the Westhampton Performing Arts Center this Sunday was fun and informative. Many great questions came up during the Q&A that the producer Emily Driscoll, our founder Aram Terchunian, and Cornell Cooperative's...

August 2014

August 16th: At the BBPA Carnival, volunteers helped to create 275 eelgrass tortillas. Those totillas will be used in the upcoming Marine Meadows workshop.

July 2014

July 11th: Today, the first oyster beds were layed down in Moriches Bay; an achievment that has not been seen for more than a couple decades and was orchestrated by the Moriches Bay Project in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension. A special thanks to West...

June 2014

June 28th: After months of planning, the Lashley Beach Oyster Farm was finally installed and is currently growing another 5,000 oysters! They are the future generation of what will hopefully be a self sustaining population. Thank you to all who attended including...

May 2014

May 27th: Sustainable Sites and Raising Oysters... What do these have in common? May 24th: The Moriches Bay Project hosted an Oyster cage building workshop at the Ray Dowd residence in Westhampton Beach. Dwight, the project director, did an excellent job...

April 2014

April 19th: The Moriches Bay Project was prominently displayed at the "Bring Earth Day to the Beach", which was hosted by the Barrier Beach Preservation and the Westhampton Beach Library at 906 Dune road in Westhampton Dunes. April 12th: Project Director...

March 2014

March 12th: Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery Aims to Fix Bays March 1st: A big day all around for the MBP. (see pics) A special thanks to the 30+ volunteers (Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, and others) for coming out to the Sea Scout Hatchery Build and Cleanup...

February 2014

February 28th: Met with Westhampton Beach High School CURE and gave updates on the project. Look forward to meeting with you again! February19th: A tremendous THANKS to WINDSWEPT MARINA in East Moriches for donating open space at their office to the Moriches Bay...

January 2014

January 18th: The Sea Scout Ship 908 Oyster Hatchery and the Moriches Bay Project™ worked together to remove a floating upwelling system from the waters in North Sea. The upwelling system, capable of producing an estimated 3 million clams and oysters, was placed on...

December 2013

December 20th: In preparation for winter, the 5000 oysters of the Moriches Bay Project™ oyster farm were relocated to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Education Center for monitoring and protecion until the spring. See pictures in Photo Gallery. December 17th:...

November 2013

November 23rd: Moriches Bay Project™ visits the Sea Scout Ship 908 Oyster Hatchery! See Pitures in Photo Gallery November 21st – 22nd: Three months have passed since the opening of the first Oyster Farm in Moriches Bay. Most of the 5,000 oysters grew from half an inch...

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The site of our two offices:  Address 1:906 Dune RoadWest Hampton Dunes, NY 11978 Address 2:215 Atlantic Ave.East Moriches, NY 11940 Mailing Address:Moriches Bay ProjectP.O. Box 203West Hampton, NY 11977 Questions or comments regarding the Moriches Bay Project or...

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Welcome to the Moriches Bay Project™!   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....

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