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Marshall Brown, founded Save the Great South Bay, a 501(C)3 environmental non-profit dedicated to the bay’s revitalization in 2012. Its Facebook Group has over 11,000 members as of Jan 1st, 2017, mostly from towns along Long Island's South Shore. STGSB brings together committed citizens, baymen, and marine scientists, all seeking revive the bay so that their children and grandchildren can fish, clam, swim and sail as they had. Marshall hosts Water Matters, a show on Long Island's environment, and is an environmental writer and speaker. Previously, Marshall Brown founded Wired Towns, a company dedicated to bringing the wireless web to Main Street. Prior to that, Marshall Brown was Founder and CEO of Wi-Fi Salon, (2002), an advocacy group for public Wi-Fi in NYC. From 2004 - 2008, it delivered free public Wi-Fi to 10 major NYC parks, including Central, Washington Sq, Union Sq, The Battery, and Prospect. Prior to his life in Wi-Fi, Marshall was 10 years in IT consulting, working with Fortune 1000s and start-ups. Before that, Marshall pursued a PhD in English. He was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard for 5 years. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from The University of Chicago.