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Effective at sunrise on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, the NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented on October 29, 2012.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

Verizon Fios Features Friends of the Bay Executive Director as Hero for Long Island

OYSTER BAY – Every weekend between April and October, a group of volunteers from Friends of the Bay go out on a small boat to conduct water quality testing in 19 locations along the harbor. Executive Director Patricia Aitken says the data helps detect trends that may be damaging and is an important component of...

Watershed Action Plan Presentation

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, the Lloyd Harbor Conservation Board hosted a public meeting held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library regarding the Watershed Action Plan developed by Friends of the Bay (FOB) for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex.  Patricia Aitken, Executive Director of Friends of the Bay summarized the 200+ page document and...

Ospreys

Absolutely stunning video of ospreys hunting and capturing fish.  When we are out doing our water quality monitoring, we look forward to seeing the ospreys return every spring, then watching the chicks hatch and learn to fish.  All too soon, they will be heading south again for the winter.  Osprey footage

7.13.11 – Saltwater Fishing Registry

It’s the lazy days of summer, time to relax and get out to do some fishing!  Senator Owen Johnson has released an informational brochure “2011 Fishing Facts for New York Marine Recreational Fishermen”.  This brochure provides a quick reference guide for size limits on fish, the season, and catch limits, as well as tips for...