4.12.13 Osprey Watch

How’s the Water by Paul DeOrsay Friends of the Bay Osprey Watch One of our surest signs of spring around Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor is the return of our ospreys. Males should be arriving any day now, and their female companions should follow in a couple of weeks from their wintering grounds in […]

10.11.12 Long Island’s Threatened Water Supply

Two joint legislative hearings regarding Long Island’s water supply have been held.  Both of these hearings were co-sponsored by Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth and Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer.  The purpose of these hearings was to seek public input on local and regional groundwater conditions and concerns, and to discuss problems of water […]

10.3.12 Long Island Sound Futures Fund Grant

On Monday, September 24, top federal and state environmental officials announced 35 grants awarded by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.  The grants totaled $1.6 million to state and local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut to improve the health of Long Island Sound.  Fifteen grants totaling $913,202 were awarded to groups […]

International Coastal Cleanup

Thanks to the great volunteers who came out this week to clean the harbors and beaches in Oyster Bay and Bayville.  Many commented that there did not seem to be a lot to clean up.  There was a total of 1.76 tons collected, including two floating docks and a small boat cart.  Those big items […]

9.19.12 Fishing Limits

New York adopted the final changes to regulations that will reduce fishing mortality of river herring and create a sustainable fishery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. River herring (alewife and blueback herring) are anadromous fish that spend most of their life in the ocean but return to their […]