EAST MORICHES - The Moriches Bay Project announced plans today to plant more than 50,000 oysters to restore the Moriches Bay.

Within 10 years, the group hopes to have enough oysters planted to filter the entire bay.

"Our objective here is to plant a million oysters in the water so they will clean the water every three to four days," says Aram Terchunian.

The grassroots organization is dedicated to cleaning up the bay, and the plan comes with support and grant money from local, state and federal officials.

"We all share this bay together, and it's important that we keep that in mind and we address its future now," says Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine.