A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” — Angie

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July 22nd, 2020 Suffolk County began a comprehensive shellfish restoration program several years ago, covering thousands of acres in Peconic and Gardiner's Bays, in an effort to restore shellfish populations and improve water quality. Islip Town initiated a similar aquaculture program In 2011.

As part of the program, the Town of Islip leases bay bottom acres to local entrepreneurs to develop shellfish farming operations.

You can see the full story about the Town's shellfish cultivation program on Altice Channel 18; Verizon Channel 1982 or the Town's YouTube channel: WATCH HERE.

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