Bite Back Continues!
Started Summer, 2012.
For too many years, Bellport residents and their guests have endured annoying and potentially harmful mosquitoes on our beaches. This growing infestation has lowered attendance, marred the experience, and severely curtailed use of the beaches.
In May 2012, the Bellport Village Program Fund secured permission from the Bellport Village Board of Trustees and the appropriate regulatory agencies to treat for mosquito control at Ho Hum and Mother’s Beaches. In 2019 we expanded this to include the Village Bandshell Park. BVPF uses Jeffrey Jenson (President, South Country Aboriculture, Inc.) to control the mosquito population using DEC approved environmentally responsible materials at regular intervals. Jeffrey contributed the startup costs for this program and the BVPF has funded the execution costs. Implementation of this project has continued to this day. Residents have been delighted with the success of this project. This project also includes buying and deploying green fly traps at Ho Hum and Mother's beaches.
Clean Sweep Continues!- Started 2014
Every spring we engage a company to clean the beaches at Mothers Beach and the Marina Playground beach.
Then we do another fast clean in the summer. This process removes larger rocks and debris that builds up over the winter at these beaches making them cleaner and softer.
Many thanks to Herman Lindau & Son/Long Island Beach Cleaning!
Newly Designed Bandshell Park Playground
The new signature project for 2020 was announced at our Cocktails by the Bay party. It is a partnership with the Village to re-design the Marina playground and install much needed new playground equipment for the summer of 2020. It is intended to fund this project with a 75/25 LI Regional Development Grant with the 25% balance to be shared between the BVPF and the Village. This project is slated to be completed for the Summer of 2020.