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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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Effective at sunrise on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, the NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented on October 29, 2012.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....

Flooding Information

Flooding Information   Nassau County has issued a Do Not Consume Water Order for the Water Districts of Long Beach and Mill Neck Estates. Information regarding floodwater from the  Environmental Protection Agency: Should I limit contact to flood water? Avoid contact with flood water due to potentially elevated levels of contamination associated with raw sewage and...