7.13.11 – Saltwater Fishing Registry

It’s the lazy days of summer, time to relax and get out to do some fishing!  Senator Owen Johnson has released an informational brochure “2011 Fishing Facts for New York Marine Recreational Fishermen”.  This brochure provides a quick reference guide for size limits on fish, the season, and catch limits, as well as tips for […]

6.29.11 – Hydrofracking

Many of you will remember Kyle Rabin, who was formerly the Executive Director of Friends of the Bay.  He is now Program Director at GRACE, and is a contributor to the Ecocentric blog.   Kyle’s most recent entry concerns two issues of concern to all New Yorkers – hydrofracking and the usage of water by power […]

6.22.11 – Watershed Action Plan

The final draft of Friends of the Bay’s Watershed Action Plan was presented to the public by Erik Mas and Dan Buttrick of Fuss & O’Neill on Monday, June 13.   The Watershed Action Plan builds on the State of the Watershed Report , which was completed in November of 2009.  The Watershed Action Plan addresses […]

Beachwater Quality Report

Just in time for the fourth of July weekend, the National Resources Defence Council has released its national report on t beachwater quality.  New York is the only state in the nation with ocean, estuarine, and Great Lakes coastline. There are 127 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, 231 miles of shorefront on Long Island Sound, 548 miles of […]

Watershed Action Plan

Thank you to all of you have submitted comments on the WATERSHED ACTION PLAN!  Your enthusiam and support is greatly appreciated.  The Plan is now being finalized, and will be released to the public shortly.  We at Friends of the Bay are very excited to be entering into a new phase of land and watershed […]