Friends of the Bay conducts water quality monitoring in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, sponsors community events on the water and beach and works with citizens and local government for wetland restoration and habitat protection
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International Coastal Cleanup Saturday, September 20, 2014

Recent cleanups have seen such a great turnout of volunteers that we now have SIX different sites along the Oyster Bay / Cold Spring Harbor shoreline where you can participate, plus boats to carry folks to the less accessible beaches and marshes. For Centre Island Beach, Stehli Beach, and Theodore Roosevelt Park, just show up...

Paddle The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

  Much of our estuary is included in the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1968, the Refuge encompasses 3,200 acres of water – and no dry land (except at low tide.) The best way to see and appreciate the refuge is by water, and the best way to get a glimpse of the...

Spring Beach CleanUp

On Saturday April 26, 2014 more than 200 volunteers turned out to patrol the shores of TR, Beekman, Centre Island and Stehli Beaches, while the North Oyster Bay Baymen traveled by boat to the less accessible shorelines, and Town of Oyster Bay crews made quick work of literally tons of debris . Thanks to all who...

From Our New Executive Director

I am tremendously excited to join Friends of the Bay as its new Executive Director.  I have spent my life engaged with the sea in various ways; Working with Friends of the Bay is my chance to give something back, to devote my energy to the health of our very special piece of the sea-...
Water Security - Part Three

Water Security – Part Three

  SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATOR WILLIAM R. SPENCER & NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR JUDI BOSWORTH Present Water Security – Part 3 Identifying Solutions to the Issues Confronting Long Island’s Aquifers & Water Resources Seeking public input to address local & regional groundwater conditions and concerns. Come testify and share your ideas at the Public Hearing scheduled for:...