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
Clamming is permitted in Oyster Bay Harbor, Oyster Harvest still prohibited

Clamming is permitted in Oyster Bay Harbor, Oyster Harvest still prohibited

Effective at sunrise, Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Department has partially rescinded the temporary emergency closure of normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor.  This closure was originally implemented on July 13, 2012.   This rescission is effective at sunrise on August 4, 2012 and applies only to shellfish other than oysters in those areas described below. ...

Friends of the Bay Water Quality Monitoring Sites

Water Quality Monitoring Sites

Water Quality Monitoring Data Sheet

This is the sheet used by Friends of the Bay volunteers to record water quality data.  Use this to interpret the wind, tidal, and weather conditions compiled on a weekly basis. Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Data Sheet
Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures - Oyster Bay NY

Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures – Oyster Bay NY

The following Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closure Notice was sent out by the DEC: (note:  some text was highlighted by Friends of the Bay) “Effective at sunrise, July 13, 2012, due to the documented illnesses of individuals from Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally-occurring marine bacteria, associated with the consumption of raw or partially cooked shellfish, the following...

Citizen Scientist Water Quality Monitoring Demonstration

Friends of the Bay’s citizen scientists perform water quality monitoring on a weekly basis, from the first week in April until the last Monday in October.  For a demonstration of how they perform this valuable service, take a look here – FOB Water Quality Demo