MONITOR

SOS monitors Sodus Bay health by collecting data on water quality and levels, other research

FACILITATE

SOS interacts with different agencies and constituents to make sure our Sodus Bay stays healthy

ENGAGE

SOS engages community in education events, Bay monitoring, cleanups and other initiatives.

Dear Sodus Bay residents and guests: SOS volunteers work on YOUR behalf and need YOUR SUPPORT. Please support with your donation our efforts to Protect, Preserve and Improve Sodus Bay!

Read about our recent Accomplishments

Our Mission is to PRESERVE, PROTECT and IMPROVE Great Sodus Bay

5 Easy Things You Can Do To Get Involved with SOS:

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Recent Photos can show what is happening in Sodus Bay. One fast and easy way to show your photos of the Bay is using Instagram. Just use #hashtags #SodusBay #SaveOurSodus #BlueGreenAlgaeSOS, and we will include those pictures in our Instagram photo feed that is frequently updated.

Sign up to receive our email with news and alerts about Sodus Bay to make sure you never miss an important meeting, cleanup, educational or fun fairs that we organize. Just fill out an quick form at the bottom of the page.

SOS organizes various events – meetings with different agencies’ representatives that formulate policies effecting Sodus Bay’s health, educational fairs, cleanup activities (like pulling out water chestnuts, etc.) and your involvement is critical. We know you want to help. Remember to get on our email list so you can. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill out a quick form. We hope to see you!

Bring your suspicious water samples to the Sodus Point Village Hall, ESF will pick them up each Wednesday in season and test the sample.  Results will be shared with you.  There is an information collection form available at the drop off.

Save Our Sodus Relies On Your Support. Help us Preserve, Protect and Improve Great Sodus Bay – make a one-time or a recurring contribution to SOS. Just click on the button to DONATE NOW!

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Message From Dave McDowell, SOS President

4 Areas We Focus On

Shoreline

In order to keep integrity of Sodus Bay shoreline it is vital to maintain piers, keep reinforcing Crescent Beach and break walls that can easily be damaged by storms, waves, winds, rain… Read more about Shoreline Protection.

Wetlands

To improve the Health of Sodus Bay we need to revitalize Wetland areas at the outfalls of the six major tributaries that feed the bay and to mitigate pollutant laden sediments on the bottom of the bay. Read more about Wetlands… 

Channel

The Channel between Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario is getting shallower which prohibits some mariners from coming to our bay. It also hinders water exchange in the Bay which leads to increased weed growth.  Read more…

Invasive Species

The Great Lakes – and Sodus Bay – have been subjected to arrival of invasive species since the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The biggest threat today is presented by… Read More

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Save Our Sodus works on Your behalf.

 Help us Preserve, Protect and Improve Great Sodus Bay – make a one-time or a recurring contribution to SOS. Just click on the button to DONATE NOW!      (Secure donations are processed through Network For Good)

Photo Gallery of Green and Blue-green Algae

Individual cyanobacteria cells and green algae cannot be seen with the unaided eye. However, under certain conditions they can cluster together and form visible colonies called algae blooms.

Not All Blooms Produce Toxins

It can be hard to tell a harmful algae bloom from other algae blooms, and cyanobacteria can be found in blooms with other algae, we recommend avoiding contact with any floating rafts, scums, and discolored water.

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