Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center to Host ‘Clams for Clams’ Benefit Friday

At the 2014 Clams for Clams benefit.
At the 2014 Clams for Clams benefit. Photo credit: Kimberly Goff

Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Center in Southampton will host a fundraiser this Friday, July 10, for the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, which aims to turn around water quality in the ailing bay and increase the clam population.

Dubbed “Clams for Clams,” the benefit will include tours of the Marine Sciences Center’s new facility and a cocktail reception.

Clams filter bay water and control harmful algal blooms. In order to restore the population of clams in Shinnecock Bay to what it was decades ago, when the bay was healthier, the program is planning several clam spawner sanctuaries, and asking for sponsors.

Jennifer and Austin Handler, Nancy and Dan Hebert, Noelle-Claire LeCann, Carron Sherry and Rich Hogan, Maureen Sherry and Steve Klinsky, Liz and Bob Sloan and Rosalind Walrath serve as co-chairs.

Tickets are $150 in advance or $200 at the door. Click here for more info.