Seeding Shinnecock Bay

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To do their part in improving the ecosystem, Hampton Bays High School Science Research students volunteered to seed 28,600 clams into local waters on Oct. 17.

The initiative, which connects learning to the local environment, was conducted in collaboration with the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. The program was established in 2012 to improve water quality by populating the bays with hard clams, which assist in filtering thousands of gallons of water.

This is the sixth time that Science Research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg has involved her students in the restoration program. To date, students have seeded more than 180,000 clams into area waterways.

“Our students had the unique experience of working collaboratively while giving back to our local community and ecosystem,” said Dr. Forsberg.