Fundraiser: The Homestead Restaurant – March 2019

Throughout the month of March 2019 patrons of The Homestead Restaurant in Oyster Bay will have the opportunity to help Friends of the Bay! During Lunch or Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 10% of your total purchase will benefit Friends of the Bay. Simply present the handy voucher we created to your server.     Click […]

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 […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Goatsuckers of Long Island

This Wednesday at 7 p.m., noted naturalist John Turner will give a presentation about goatsuckers as part of our Speaker Series. Never heard of a goatsucker? Well, now is your time to find out. Plus, there will be samples from Oyster Bay Brewing Company! Birds and brews – a unique and unbeatable combination. FOR IMMEDIATE […]

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 […]