Beaver Lake Fish Ladder officially open!

The Beaver Lake fish ladder is officially open thanks to Byron Young, Heidi O’Riordan (NYSDEC), Professor Peter Daniel from Hofstra University and Victoria O’Neill from NYSDEC (not pictured). All we need now are the alewives! LOCATION: What is a fish ladder? A fish ladder is a structure that allows migrating fish passage over or around […]

Friends of the Bay: Informal Coastal Survey – December 19th, 2018

Recently Heather Johnson had the opportunity to survey the coast of the Oyster Bay / Cold Spring Harbor estuary with Capt. Mitch Kramer, who shared a wealth of knowledge on the area and changes he has seen over time. Below is an informal video record of the trip and some of the sights including a possible […]

Friends of the Bay’s Water Quality Data 2018

December 13, 2018 – Oyster Bay NY: A review of water quality sampling data for 2018 through October finds a generally healthy bay complex. Data from some locations does however reflect water quality that is less ‘healthy’ than other areas. These are, not surprisingly, the locations where bay tributaries discharge – particularly Mill Neck Creek […]

Friends of the Bay Welcomes Three New Board Members

Friends of the Bay Welcomes Three New Board Members: Bill Bleyer, Betsy Lawrence and John Taylor   Bill Bleyer, of Bayville, a Newsday staff writer for 33 years, is the author of four Long Island history books including the upcoming Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History. An avid sailor, he is also an […]