Save the Beaches Foundation (STBF) was created in 1983 as a not-for-profit corporation. It was sparked by a concern about private commercial enterprises, with political connections, taking over environmentally critical, but economically lucrative coastal zone.
Our mission is to
“Preserve and Protect our Coastal Heritage, Wildlife, and Wetlands.”
Since 1983, Save the Beaches has been involved in a variety of activities and projects including beach grass and local flora plantings, the construction of local fauna platforms (osprey nesting platforms, bat houses, swallow nesting boxes), coastal clean-ups, and education programs and lectures.
The focus of the Save The Beaches Foundation environmental efforts are on the barrier beaches located on the south shore of Long Island. These include Gilgo Beach, West Gilgo Beach, Cedar Beach, Oak Beach, Oak Island, and Captree Island.