Nassau County Water Safe to Drink

Robert McEvoy, president of the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA) called the Atlanta-based Weather Channel after a recent report suggested that the public water in Nassau County was unsafe to drink due to salt water intrusion because of the recent storm.  He said they were bombarded with calls from concerned citizens. Mr. McEvoy told […]

EPA, State and Suffolk County to Launch Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-off

(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 11, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Suffolk County will collect and properly dispose of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes in Suffolk County. Beginning on Nov. 12, people in affected homes may bring household products, including solvents, paints, […]

Menhaden

In the ocean, little fish play a big role.  Small fish like sardines and anchovies are some of the most important fish in the sea. Fish such as herring, anchovies, menhaden, and sardines feed mostly on plankton all their lives.  They supply calories and nourishment (food!) for many top predators including cod, tuna, salmon, and most other […]

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