Long Island’s Drinking Water – Challenges and Solutions

This is a blog post from Ecocentric, written by Kyle Rabin (courtesy of Grace Communications Foundation).   Long Island’s Drinking Water – Challenges and Solutions   Over the last few years, a groundwater pollution Superfund site in my community has generated concernamong local residents; that much I’m sure of. What I’m less clear of is to what […]

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 […]

DEC Fact Sheet – Mill Neck Bay Marina

The DEC has published this fact sheet on the field investigation underway at  Mill Neck Marina Investigation.  A field investigation is underway at the state superfund site;  results will help to evaluate ways to address contamination.

Water Facts

Water Facts – click here for video   The Earth contains 366,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water. That’s 366 quintillion gallons of water. Only .007% is potable. Today 7 billion of us share this precious resource. The ice on Kilimanjaro has shrunk 85% in 100 years. The Aral Sea — once Asia’s second-largest lake — is one […]

the West Harbor from the boat

Water Quality Monitoring

It was a cold but beautiful day on the harbor today – Friends of the Bay’s last weekly run of our season.  We’ll be out all year round to do monitoring on a monthly basis until April 2012. Water Quality Monitoring October 31, 2011