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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Councilwoman Bonner Joins Coastal Steward to Move 80,000 Oysters to Port Jeff and Mt. Sinai Harbors

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Farmingville, NY –  On October 21, Councilwoman Jane Bonner met with members of the Coastal Steward Long Island (CSLI) as they began the process of moving 80,000 young oysters, provided by the Town of Brookhaven, to sanctuaries in Mt. Sinai and Port Jefferson Harbor. To date, they have released millions of oysters into the north shore harbor estuary. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Rob Nichols, Coastal Steward Co-Director Shellfish Restoration; Bruce Folz, Coastal Steward Co-Director of Shellfish Restoration and volunteer Walter Danowski. Pictured in the back row are CCSLI Treasurer Mark Campo; volunteers Michael Lascarides and Kyle Danowski; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; volunteers Devan Schoentube; Bryan Gavidia; Tom Burns and Armani Ray.

Coastal Steward of Long Island has volunteers throughout the Town of Brookhaven who make the Shellfish Restoration Project successful. They also educate people to help improve the water quality in both Mt. Sinai and Port Jefferson Harbors. With the support of the Town of Brookhaven, they provide K-12 educational programs, the Shellfish Restoration Project and beach clean-ups. To learn more about Coastal Steward Long Island, go to
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