Save Ontario Shores, Inc.

Save Ontario Shores, Inc. is a grassroots citizens group

formed in January 2015 to address the health, safety and welfare of the Town of Yates and Town of Somerset taxpayers and residents regarding the issue of permitting Apex Clean Energy, Inc. to build 45 to 70 industrial wind turbines in these rural towns. Concerns include sound emitting from the turbines 24 hours a day, change to the rural nature of the area with the addition of industrial wind turbines, potential health risks, and the effect on wildlife, local businesses, property values and tourism.


Apex’s proposed Lighthouse Wind turbine placement maps:


Click on the brackets on the upper right hand side of the window below to get a larger map. This map is interactive and works like Google maps. You can zoom in using the +/- buttons on the lower left. You can double click on the turbine icons or on a leased parcel to see who the owner is. For an alphabetical list of signers in both towns, go to our “Leases and Easements” tab.

What you can do to Participate

Power Coalition unites to block Lighthouse Wind Project

A diverse group of organizations have joined forces to stop the Lighthouse Wind project. See the press release announcing the formation of the POWER Coalition


On September 10, 2019 Senator Ortt sponsored a public health presentation at ECC which brought together experts in health, acoustics, noise, and siting issues as they pertain to industrial wind projects in New York State. Also individuals shared impacts they’ve experienced while living near industrial wind turbines. To learn more about this event and watch video presentations by the speakers click HERE.

On August 15, 2019 Save Ontario Shores held an information session at 8400 Haight Road in Barker to give the community an update on Apex’s Lighthouse Wind Project. To read a summary of the session click HERE.


In letter to Gov. Cuomo, SOS mothers call on Apex to scuttle industrial wind turbine project.


Niagara County Legislature supports calls for industrial wind turbine environmental and health studies

SOS president calls on Gov. Cuomo to reconsider support for Lighthouse Wind project

Birding in and around Somerset and Yates 2019

Participate in local bird counts from the comfort of your home or a location nearby. Become a citizen scientist! Birding in the Towns of Yates and Somerset (pdf)

The American Bird Conservancy published the “Top 10 Myths About Wind Energy and Birds” on December 6, 2017 – They also published a March 2016 report that lists the Lighthouse Wind project in: “10 of the Worst-Sited Wind Energy Projects for Birds” –

The Rochester Birding Association says the “Apex Lighthouse Wind Project Poses Significant Threat to Birds”:

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SOS is 100% funded by generous local individuals.


Please consider joining this work by giving what you can. Monthly donations are welcome. SOS is a not for profit corporation and it is not a tax exempt organization, so donations are not deductible for tax purposes. Checks can be sent to:

Save Ontario Shores, Inc.
PO Box 216
Lyndonville, NY 14098

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