The Southampton and Hampton Bays rotary clubs have launched a campaign to install lifesaving stations along the Shinnecock Canal.
Drownings have occurred in the canal and there is currently no way to reach anyone stranded in these fast-moving waters.
The safety stations will be strategically places on the east and west sides of the canal, with a life preserver and alarm at each of the 20 stations, which will be installed approximately 200 feet apart along the canal.
Both clubs are actively working to raise $5,000 for the project.
The Hampton Bays Rotary is hosting a Hands Across The Water fundraiser to support this cause and other Rotary programs on Sept. 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oaklands on Dune Road in Hampton Bays, right by the Shinnecock Inlet. The event will include an open bar, appetizers and raffle prices and costs $45 per person. Sponsors are welcome.
Reservation forms are online here.