Jun 02, 2020 12:15 PM
Wayne Horsley
Gilgo Inlet
Until recently I was the Regional Director of NYS Parks, which includes 38 Parks and Preserves across Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Prior to that I was a County Legislator, primarily representing  the Babylon Village, West Babylon, and Lindenhurst area and left office as the Presiding Officer. I was also a Babylon Town Councilman and hold a Doctorate in Modern World History. Most importantly, I am a long time Babylon Rotarian.
Purpose of talk- To discuss a big idea that would revitalize the Great South Bay. The Great South Bay was once the home for thousands of clammers that harvested 2/3rds of the world's hard shell clams. The Bay teemed with life which has all but disappeared. With the advent of Hurricane Sandy there opened an inlet near Bellport on Fire Island. Since the recreation of Old Inlet we have seen the Eastern Great South Bay brought back to life. The western Bay  still remains lifeless. The idea is to recreate a storm gated, non navigable, engineered inlet at Gilgo State Park. The talk will explore the reasons why and provide details on this all important idea. I will bring a map!