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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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:...

Partial reopening of shellfish beds

Effective at sunrise on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, the NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented on October 29, 2012. Accordingly, at sunrise on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 the harvest of shellfish (including bay scallops) is permitted from the following shellfish lands: Town of Oyster Bay (north shore): All the...

Mill Neck Estates Water Update

UPDATE:  As of November 21, 2012, the Health Department has removed the restriction.   Residents of Mill Neck Estates have been advised not to use their water for drinking or washing.  The well house and head were inundated during Hurricane Sandy.  Salt water may have intruded, and the chlorination system was temporarily out of service....