Help Save Moriches Bay! Two Events on Memorial Day Weekend

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This may very well be one of the best deals in Hamptons over Memorial Day Weekend. A fundraiser for the Moriches Bay Project on Friday night, May 24, will be held at the Windswept Marina starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50! Once inside there will be a live band, raffles and local artists. Dress is black and white. The next day MBP will hold an oyster-farm building breakfast hosted by Ray Dowd at 65 Stevens Lane from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Did you know one oyster filters 50 gallons of water a day? Learn why oyster farming is so important to our bays. Moriches Bay Project scientists will teach how to make an oyster cage and set up an oyster farm. This is a hands on demonstration, so come prepared to be in the water and help. Kids are welcome.  build this farm. KIDS WELCOME!

More about the project: The Moriches Bay Project™ is an aquatic restoration program created in 2013, by the nonprofit West Hampton Dunes Barrier Beach Association and by First Coastal Corporation, a coastal environmental consulting firm based out of Westhampton Beach.

Between the Great South Bay and Shinnecock Bay, Moriches Bay is surrounded by close to 10 incorporated towns and villages within Brookhaven and Southampton Townships. It  spans roughly 9,480 acres and once provided a thriving habitat for shellfish, fish, aquatic vegetation, rare plants and animals. In the past,  fisherman and bay-oriented industries found success living on the water due to Moriches Bay’s high ecological and environmental productivity.