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
hows the water 2013

4.18.13 Beach Cleanup

  How’s the Water by Paul DeOrsay Friends of the Bay On Saturday, April 27 the Town of Oyster Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay will, once again, join forces to sponsor the annual Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup Day. Volunteers are needed from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM...

4.12.13 Osprey Watch

How’s the Water by Paul DeOrsay Friends of the Bay Osprey Watch One of our surest signs of spring around Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor is the return of our ospreys. Males should be arriving any day now, and their female companions should follow in a couple of weeks from their wintering grounds in...

2.6.13 NCSWD tree Sale

How’s the Water by Patricia Aitken Executive Director February 6, 2013 Superstorm Sandy was devastating to Long Island. Island wide, thousands of trees were blown down or severely damaged. Trees native to our area, especially oaks, maples and conifers, were the hardest hit trees, since they are also the most prolific. Many open areas lost...

1.23.12 Alewife Training

Hows the Water By Patricia Aitken, Executive Director January 23, 2012 Friends of the Bay, in cooperation with the Long Island Sound Study, Department of Environmental Conservation and the Seatuck Environmental Center will be conducting a training session for alewife monitoring on Tuesday, February 12 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Friends of the...

1.16.13 NOAA Report on Temperature

1.16.13 How’s The Water by Patricia Aitken, Executive Director The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just issued its monthly State of the Climate Report, which said that “2012 was the warmest and second most extreme year on record for the contiguous U.S.” The extreme weather experienced in the lower 48 included drought, wildfires,...