New York State Outdoor Educators Association Annual Conference

Friends of the Bay and Chris Hoppner of Locust Valley High School will be presenting at this conference on Friday, October 19.  We”ll be speaking about our Water Quality Monitoring, how it has helped our communities, and how the students benefit from performing this valuable service.  The Conference runs from October 18 to 21.   […]

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 […]

First Long Island Natural History Conference

LONG ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE The first Long Island Natural History Conference will take place Friday, November 16, andSaturday, November 17. The Friday session in Berkner auditorium at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY will comprise a dozen presentations by leading Long Island wildlife biologists and naturalists and a keynote […]

7.25.12 Water Quality Data is now Online!

The recent closure of the harbor to shellfishing is due to a bacteria known as Vibrio parahaemolyticus,  a naturally-occurring marine bacterium generally associated with warm water conditions. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is not associated with sewage or stormwater contamination of harvest areas. Vibrio is common in southern waters, where the water temperatures are warmer. The unusually warm […]