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
Press Releases

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-...

Friends Of The Bay Sponsors Beach Clean-up

HarborBeachCleanupDay4-27-13LettersizeThe Annual Harbor and Beach Clean Up to take place at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, Saturday April 27, 2013, at 8 a.m. Friends of the Bay,a non-profit organization which conducts water quality monitoring in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, is participating in the Harbor and Beach Clean Up on Saturday April 27,...
Menhaden - the Most Important Fish in the Sea

Menhaden – the Most Important Fish in the Sea

That is, until there are no more.  Menhaden catch is at 10% of its historic levels.  Learn more!

Hempstead Harbor (North Shore ONLY) Reopened to Shellfishing

DEC CONTINUES TO RE-OPEN SHELLFISHING AREAS NORTH SHORE AREAS IN NASSAU COUNTY AVAILABLE FOR HARVESTING The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced it has rescinded temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented in response to the coastal flooding and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  DEC had initially implemented the shellfishing...

Second Aquifer Hearing

  SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATOR WILLIAM R. SPENCER & NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR JUDI BOSWORTH   Present   Water Security – Part 2 Identifying Issues Confronting Long Island’s Aquifers & Water Resources   Seeking public input on local & regional groundwater conditions and concerns. Discussing problems of water quality, saltwater intrusion, contamination cleanup and other issues affecting...