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
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Conditional Shellfish Openings

Conditional Shellfish Openings

Based on current weather predictions, the Oyster Bay Harbor conditional harvest area is expected to re-open on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Please Note: More than 0.25 inches of rain within a 24 hour period or any malfunction of the Oyster Bay Wastewater Treatment plant may delay the re-opening of the this conditional harvest program. You...
Justin Smith is a Hero For Long Island Sound

Justin Smith is a Hero For Long Island Sound

Congratulations to Justin Smith, who sailed Long Island Sound this summer to raise money for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and to draw attention to the water quality issues in the Sound and its embayments.  Take a look at Sailing For A Cause!

Shellfish Closures Update 11.13.12

The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Please see below for the list of normally certified areas where the harvest of shellfish is currently permitted. In addition, the temporary emergency closures that remain in effect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been extended through Wednesday, November 21,...
Current Weather Conditions in Oyster Bay Harbor

Current Weather Conditions in Oyster Bay Harbor

The Oyster Bay Marine Center has a weather station reporting real time weather conditions at their dock in Oyster Bay Harbor.

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...