West Sayville Civic Association Accomplishments

2002: Created successful  "CLAMS NOT CONDOS" campaign to preserve Bluepoints, a local waterfront landmark, from the hands of condominium developer.

2003: Founded West Sayville Signal, quarterly newsletter with circulation of 3,000.

2004: Assisted Suffolk County Legislators in the acquisition of Green's Creek Park, a passive 3 acre park on the Great South Bay. Overseers of native plantings projects at the park.

2005: Prevented high density housing project from being created on a large parcel of environmentally sensitive land in West Sayville known as the NYCONN property. Successfully advocated for purchase 0f land by Suffolk County.

2005: Awarded Best Neighbor of the Year by the Affordable Housing Network of New York for publically supporting the re-birth of a run down adult home in West Sayville.

2006-2007: Secured grant for Benthic Invertrabrae Study of the Green's Creek Estuary by Sayville High School AP Environmental Class.

2006: Worked with Town of Islip on stormwater remediation program in West Sayville.

2006: Joined South Shore Civic Alliance, a group of south shore civic associations, concerned with the cummulative impacts of large scale developments on neighboring towns. 

2007: Supported Town of Islip in the adoption of a watershed management plan to address the non-point source pollution hazard created by stormwater runoff. Co-hosted an educational symposium with the Town of Islip, Sayville High School and the Peconic Baykeeper to educate Islip residents on the importance of native plantings in local landscaping and better lawn management techniques as tools to reduce runoff.

2008-2009: Working with the Town of Islip im Creation of maritime overlay district for West Sayville working waterfront and a cultural district  in historic West Sayville.

2009: Beginning a new land preservation campaign, "TREES NOT TRUCKS", to raise public awareness of the possible destruction of wetlands by the Sayville School District.

Nick Mancuso's Eagle Scout Planting project at Greene's Creek Park
October 2009