International Coastal Cleanup Saturday, September 20, 2014

Recent cleanups have seen such a great turnout of volunteers that we now have SIX different sites along the Oyster Bay / Cold Spring Harbor shoreline where you can participate, plus boats to carry folks to the less accessible beaches and marshes. For Centre Island Beach, Stehli Beach, and Theodore Roosevelt Park, just show up […]

Bird & Mammal Checklist for the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of the Bay is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand-new catalog of the birds and mammals known to inhabit our local refuge. This handy checklist is the result of a collaboration among several local organizations:  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and Friends of […]

Paddle The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

  Much of our estuary is included in the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1968, the Refuge encompasses 3,200 acres of water – and no dry land (except at low tide.) The best way to see and appreciate the refuge is by water, and the best way to get a glimpse of the […]

Spring Beach CleanUp

On Saturday April 26, 2014 more than 200 volunteers turned out to patrol the shores of TR, Beekman, Centre Island and Stehli Beaches, while the North Oyster Bay Baymen traveled by boat to the less accessible shorelines, and Town of Oyster Bay crews made quick work of literally tons of debris . Thanks to all who […]

Research: Impacts of Hydraulic Shellfish Harvesters

Impacts of Mechanical Harvesting of Shellfish Friends of the Bay is currently researching the scientific literature available on the environmental impacts of mechanical shellfish harvesters.  Links to the most relevant papers we have found to date can be found below. In its Bayville hatchery, Frank M. Flower and Sons  reports that they annually raise approximately […]