2019 Launch the Season

On May 10, Friends of the Bay will Launch the Season with their biggest fundraiser of the year at Sanctuary Home & Patio. This year, the honoree is former State Senator Carl Marcellino. He served as a state senator from 1995 to 2018. As chairman of the Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Committee, he obtained state funding to purchase and make […]

Our Speaker Series continues on Wed, April 17 at 7:00 pm

Come hear Dr. Alison Branco talk on important topics like environmental risks to our properties, how to adapt to the ever-changing natural landscape, and planning our future as a community.  This event is free and open to the public! Coastal Adaptation: Harnessing the Power of Nature to Protect People

Beaver Lake Fish Ladder officially open!

The Beaver Lake fish ladder is officially open thanks to Byron Young, Heidi O’Riordan (NYSDEC), Professor Peter Daniel from Hofstra University and Victoria O’Neill from NYSDEC (not pictured). All we need now are the alewives! LOCATION: What is a fish ladder? A fish ladder is a structure that allows migrating fish passage over or around […]

Friends of the Bay: Informal Coastal Survey – December 19th, 2018

Recently Heather Johnson had the opportunity to survey the coast of the Oyster Bay / Cold Spring Harbor estuary with Capt. Mitch Kramer, who shared a wealth of knowledge on the area and changes he has seen over time. Below is an informal video record of the trip and some of the sights including a possible […]

Friends of the Bay’s Water Quality Data 2018

December 13, 2018 – Oyster Bay NY: A review of water quality sampling data for 2018 through October finds a generally healthy bay complex. Data from some locations does however reflect water quality that is less ‘healthy’ than other areas. These are, not surprisingly, the locations where bay tributaries discharge – particularly Mill Neck Creek […]