The following are links to organizations that may be of interest, or which will provide further information.   These links will take you away from the Friends of the Bay site.  Friends of the Bay is not responsible for content on these pages.


Learn how on-site sewage systems (septic systems) function and how to take care of them. This video shows the entire course.

Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee:

The Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor watershed located on the north shore of Long Island, New York is the cleanest harbor in western Long Island Sound. Like many suburban communities this 40 square mile watershed is subject to continuous environmental threats including storm water runoff, development pressure and habitat impairments.

In order to help protect and enhance the water quality of Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor and their tributaries in the most cost-efficient and effective manner municipalties within the watershed first met in January 2010, fourteen municipalities officially formed the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee (OB/CSH PC)  by signing an Inter-municipal Agreement in August 2012.  Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee

Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee:

This website was created by the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee to serve as a resource of information on Hempstead Harbor (Long Island, New York).

Long Island Sound Study:

The LISS partners have made significant strides to restore and protect Long Island Sound, giving priority to hypoxia, habitat restoration, public involvement and education, and water quality monitoring.

Nassau County Soil and Water District:

The Nassau County Soil and Water District is committed to the protection, preservation, restoration and enhancement of our natural resources by providing education, technical assistance and consensus for all land users.

Network for New Energy Choices:

Network for New Energy Choices promotes environmentally responsible energy policies and technologies through in-depth reports and web content.  NNEC, formed in 2006, is a program of GRACE.

The LI Green Homes Consortium’s goal is to reduce energy costs and usage for Long Island residents. The more we all save on energy bills, the more money stays on Long Island, boosting our local economy.

New York Natural Heritage Program Biological Diversity and Ecological Potential of Plum Island

Oyster Bay Marine Center

The Oyster Bay Marine Center has a weather station showing real time weather conditions in Oyster Bay Harbor.

A literature review of the ecological effects of hydraulic escalator dredging

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