Friends of the Bay Upcoming events for 2020…
Community Shellfish Gardening
Help Keep the Oyster in Oyster Bay (and Cold Spring Harbor) by working with family and friends and making new ones. Raising oysters improves water quality and enhances marine habitat while establishing a sustainable oyster population. Mostly though, folks are having a blast connecting with their neighbors and their local waters as they help their baby oysters grow big enough to fend for themselves (and filter up to 50 gallons of water per day).
Since 2017 hundreds of volunteers including families, scouts, church groups, students, yacht, garden and bath club members and elected officials have been raising oysters in “community gardens.” The project is led by the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee, along with Friends of the Bay, the Village of Laurel Hollow, the Town of Oyster Bay, Cornell Cooperative Extension and numerous other organizations. To date more than 100,000 oysters have been released into and around a spawner sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor.
Check back for details for our next beach cleanup to be held on Saturday, March 28th from 10am – 12pm. POSTPONED
The next installment of Friends of the Bay’s 2019 Speaker Series is a presentation by Volunteers for Wildlife on “Living with Wildlife on Long Island” on November 20 at 6:30 pm at Friends of the Bay (111 South Street in Oyster Bay). Free. In this program you will meet some of the reptiles, mammals and birds that call Long Island home. The presenter will give in-depth explanations about their unique adaptations and explore their role in our local ecosystem. Find out why these animals came to the Wildlife Hospital and learn how you can help others like them on Long Island.
Join us for a lecture by Bill Bleyer, author of LONG ISLAND and the SEA
For those needing community service hours, certificates will be provided.
Oysterfest 2019…..Come visit the Friends of the Bay tent located at The Waterfront Experience… join us for some interactive games and family fun!