Community Oyster Restoration Program

Launched in the Summer of 2020 with the generous support of our clean water partners at Advanced Wastewater Solutions (AWS), the Community Oyster Restoration Program will serve as an ongoing educational opportunity for the community to get their hands dirty and feet wet while helping to improve and restore our waterways! Located in Southampton’s Cold Spring Pond, this program will grow 80,000 oysters (Crassostrea virginica) for local restoration efforts in its initial season with plans for expansion in subsequent years. Participants can help out with all aspects of the program from attending maintenance sessions scheduled throughout the season to assisting with seeding efforts in the fall aboard the Baykeeper patrol vessel and/or personal watercraft. Contact info@peconicbaykeeper to sign up for updates regarding this program or to schedule an on-site tour.