A handful of local organizations are collaborating to make sure the shellfish population in Stony Brook Harbor is healthy, according to a report published Thursday in The Village Times Herald.
Groups including the Stony Brook Yacht Club, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Avalon Park's STATE program (Students Taking Action for Tomorrow's Environment), and Sea Tow have been raising clams since March and are getting ready to release them in October, the report stated. Without a healthy clam population, according to STATE leader Rebecca Kassay, the ecosystem of the harbor can be thrown off, with consequences such as brown tide resulting.
Edward Zero, commodore of the Stony Brook Yacht Club, called the partnerships "strong and exciting." "In these times it is so wonderful to see so many groups come together," he told The Village Times Herald.
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