Farmingville, NY - On May 11, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (front row, second from right) joined Town staff, volunteers and Stony Brook University students at the Town’s Mariculture facility at Mount Sinai Harbor. They were there to help distribute 165,000 oysters to three Not-For-Profits: the Stony Brook Yacht Club (with the Stony Brook School), Friends of Bellport Bay and the Coastal Steward. The oysters will be deployed into both floating cages and bottom deployed cages until they grow to reach 1 ¼ inch in length. The oysters will then be planted in Brookhaven Town underwater lands on both the north and south shore. Pictured with Councilwoman Bonner are (left to right), Town Environmental Protection staff members Dwight Surgan; Brooks Surgan and Craig Strong; and volunteers.Councilwoman Bonner said, “The Town’s oyster and clam restoration program helps to preserve marine life and protect our fragile environment. We have so many miles of shoreline in Brookhaven that need attention, and I ask that anyone who wants to volunteer for our mariculture programs to contact my office.”If you or your organization would like to volunteer for the Town’s Mariculture program, contact Councilwoman Bonner’s office at 631-451-6964 or email CouncilwomanBonner@BrookhavenNY.gov.
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