The nonprofit Peconic Baykeeper organization is $11,000 shy of its goal to raise $25,000 to restore the organization's patrol boat, The Kathy, which is used to patrol Southampton's waterways.
According to Kevin McAllister, the baykeeper, the 40-year-old boat, which has been owned by his organization for 15 years, is in disrepair and in need of new electric, steering and paint.
So far, the baykeeper has raised $14,000 through an annual appeal and through a fundraiser on GiveZooks.com called, Save The Kathy. Now, the baykeeper is putting out a call for private donations.
In addition, the baykeeper hopes to raise additional funds through a boat launching event in mid-April.
To donate, visit peconicbaykeeper.givezooks.com.