ECI Thanks You For Your Support!

Become a Member of ECI!

ECI Membership starts at $10 per calendar year, and includes invitations to our Organic Farm-To-Table Dinners at the historic St. Joseph Villa, and gardening workshops at the Good Ground Heritage Garden.

Help us protect the natural beauty and neighborhood culture we love for generations to come! 💚 

We in Hampton Bays are deeply fortunate that our hamlet possesses a rich ecosystem, cedar shingled homes, and local businesses. These features create our sense of place and identity. 

The slow erosion of these subtle gifts by increased population density has come at a price: the pollution of our water, the death of trees, the loss of biodiversity, and the rise of tick-borne diseases. As community members, we know we are part of the problem, and feel frustration at the slow pace of change. Part of the solution, the Ecological Culture Initiative, launches simple local projects that result in secure, incremental change.

Learn more about our Initiatives

An annual contribution to ECI supports our effort to build our ecology-based education program and assure that Hampton Bays remains a vibrant community, is provisioned by community based organic farms and gardens, a main-street neighborhood enclosed by quaint homes, undeveloped woodlands, marsh-fronted properties, and healthy waterways – the essential keystones to our economic and physical health 🌱

If you prefer postal mail, we welcome checks payable to the "Ecological Culture Initiative" sent to "PO Box 1035, Hampton Bays, NY 11946"

Or contibute online using Donorbox, which offers options for Credit Card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and ACH Electronic Bank Transfers.

NEW:  We now accept vehicle donations via the CARS Program! Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier. Schedule a free pick up from anywhere in the US, and get your old gas guzzlers off the road! ♻️ 

Whichever way you can help, ECI thanks you for your support!

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      The Ecological Culture Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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      Mary Elka | $21.01

      Anthony & Elisa

      We are one of St Joseph’s Villa’s 6 direct property neighbors. We can see the garden from our kitchen window. We support you and want to get involved.


      Such a beautiful initiative, and i am so happy to be part of it. Love+Light

      Mary Brennan | $5.47/Y

      Alfred Scherzer | $5.47

      Meaghan Graebner | $5.47

      David Schultz | $1,032.19

      Thank you for all that you do for us!