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:

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

Every Letter Matters!

Let the New York State Department of Public Services (DPS) know your thoughts about the Industrial Wind Turbine Project through their Public Comments page and Include your personal story if appropriate.

Public Comments Page:
State of NY Siting Board project documents on Apex project (submitted as Lighthouse Wind)

Note – When writing to the NYS siting board about Lighthouse Wind you must refer to the Case# 14-F-0485

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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We need volunteers!

If you can help us, please send us a message with your name, phone number and email address! We’d love to have you on our team.

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

SOS Yard Signs

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

No Wind Turbines (pdf)

Too Big Too Close (pdf)

Window Sign (pdf)

Surveys Say: Apex Go Home (pdf)

Gov. Cuomo: Return Local Control (pdf)

Tear off sign for bulletin board (pdf)