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.

Lighthouse Wind

Apex’s proposed turbine placement map



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.

Birding in the Towns of Yates, Somerset and Surrounding Areas 2024

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, Somerset and Surrounding Areas 2024.

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


NYS is hiding things in the budget again!
The latest Albany power grab will further diminish local control.

Read our March newsletter.

Lighthouse Wind is Dead – SOS Lives On!
Good news! This project is no longer viable but we still have work to do.
Read our latest newsletter.

On November 18, 2022, SOS President Pam Atwater wrote a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about their proposed rule regarding incidental eagle take.


On August 2, 2022, SOS, the Towns of Yates and Somerset, and 8 other petitioners filed an appeal of the renewable energy siting regulations.





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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 382
Lyndonville, NY 14098

SOS Yard Signs

Contact Us for Yard Signs or use one of the graphics below.

No Wind Turbines

Too Big Too Close

Window Sign

Surveys Say: Apex Go Home

Gov. Cuomo: Return Local Control

Gov. Cuomo: We'll Keep Fighting!