Spring 2016 Lecture Series


Please save the date for Clams for Clams 2015: July 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Clams for Clams



Clams for Clams


Learn more and register here.

June 14 - Restore eelgrass to the bay

On June 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm, Christine Santora, Program Coordinator, will be giving a lecture on "turning the brown tide blue" at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Read more here.

On June 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program will be featured at Stony Brook Southampton's evening lecture series in Chancellor Hall. Come hear details about our shellfish and eelgrass restoration activities, and meet our scientists.

*Save the Date* June 14, 2014 for an eelgrass restoration event at Stony Brook Southampton, a chance for individuals of all ages to become “citizen scientists” for a day and help to restore important habitat to the bay.

June 17th, 2014 is open house for SPAT registration. Anyone interested in growing their own oysters in Shinnecock Bay this summer through Cornell Cooperative Extension/Southampton Parks and Rec should contact Christine Santora (

*Save the Date*
July 11, 2014 for our annual "Clams for Clams" benefit. Info is forthcoming.

September 7, 2013

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August 14, 2013

Click for the flyerPlease join us on Sunday, August 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. for an event ShiRP is co-sponsoring with the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, which will feature educational activities such as touch tanks and shellfish experiments, and the opportunity to learn about the current restoration efforts in Shinnecock Bay as well as the Church’s stewardship of the environment.

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Click here for the press release.


June 11, 2013


Monday, June 17, 2013, from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Southampton Town Community Center
(25 Ponquoque Avenue – Across from the HB Post Office)

The Hampton Bays Civic Association presents: The Bays of Hampton Bays Past, Present, Future?

All Hampton Bay residents can see that the degradation of our bays continues unchecked, this night’s panel of experts:

  • John Botos, Executive Director of the Peconic Institute
  • Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Kevin McAllister, Peconic Bay Keeper
  • Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Stony Brook;
  • Ed Warner, Southampton Town Trustee & Bayman

Be there when this array of experts discuss the history of our bays, put forth possible solutions now being tested in other east coast areas, in the process demonstrating their intimate knowledge of our bays and their extreme importance to the entire Hampton Bay Community.

Throughout this evening, as they set loose the evils of this volatile issue, they also offer projections of hope for a revitalized future of our bays.

Following their presentations, they will take your questions. If the bays of Hampton Bays are a part of your life you will want to be present with your neighbors at this dramatic and hopeful program.

Visit our website for additional information on this important forum: or call 631.728.2289 for additional information.

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April 15, 2013

Come See ShiRP at Earthstock/Stony Brook University

Staff and graduate students from the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program will explain what they're up to in Shinnecock Bay. Demonstrations will include a close-up look at marine micro-organisms, a dramatic example of the cleaning power of bivalves and information on upcoming citizen science opportunities.

Discover how this group is using native eelgrass and millions of shellfish to combat pollution and restore the health of this beautiful bay.

This is local, immediate and important science in service to the environment. Learn about the program The New York Times said, "means to fix the problem, not just study it."

Earthstock, April 16th, 2 to 4pm, Stony Brook University, Student Activities Center, Room 302.

More information here.


August Press Conference