The Coalition To Save The Yaphank Lakes was formed in October, 2007, to restore, protect and preserve the Upper and Lower Lakes in Yaphank, N.Y.

The people of Yaphank want our lakes back. We want them cleaned up and protected for generations to come. By forming this coalition we hope to be able to work with all parties concerned toward this goal.

I first came to Yaphank in 1945. My family at that time bought a summer home that my wife and I still live in today. As kids we grew up on the upper lake. We boated, fished and learned how to swim with the free lessons given by the Red Cross. People come from all over to enjoy these two lakes. They can use them without having to pay for a permit or pay any fees. People who enjoyed them when they were kids now bring their kids to enjoy them also. The lakes have become Yaphank.

There are a group of people who would lead you to believe that the way to clean up our lakes is by removing the dams at the upper and lower lakes. The people of Yaphank do not want this to happen.

We would like to present you with a petition of over 1200 names of people who want the lakes cleaned up and restored to their natural beauty.

Thank You,
Robert Kessler
Coalition To Save the Yaphank Lakes
PO Box 584
Yaphank, NY 11980

CSYL is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization