Give Back to the Bays

Horseshoe crab Alternative Bait Project

Horseshoe Crabs, are pre-historic time travelers, that visit our local beaches every spring for their nuptial reunion. They are an important part of our marine ecosystems and to our own survival, and today they need your help. Horseshoe crab populations are declining in the New York region as they are a highly valued bait. CCE Marine Program has been working with the New York State DEC and volunteers to monitor populations of horseshoe crabs all over Long Island, and we are now looking to expand on this work by testing out an alternative bait which was developed by scientists at the University of Delaware. Please consider helping out this important cause by donating today!

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Stewardship Site Sponsorships

Give back to the waters that you hold near and dear to your heart! Stewardship opportunities allow the public to get involved with our habitat and shellfish restoration work by providing the monetary support needed to: host eelgrass weaving workshops, conduct plantings of coastal grasses, culture clams, oysters and bay scallops for enhancement efforts and more!  Learn about our existing Stewardship Sites and how you can contribute or help create a new one in your area!

Facility Improvement Campaigns 

Support our Facility Improvement Fundraising Campaigns! We educate and inspire thousands of youth and adults annually at our educational facilities dedicated to marine science at our Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold, NY and now at our new satellite location at Tiana Bayside in Hampton Bays, NY. Learn about these facilities and how you can help us continue important public programming by helping us make needed upgrades to our Centers and exhibits.