Bay Day, Oyster Bay, NY 2011, Christeen

Bay Day

The waterfront at Beekman Beach was bustling with Bay Day activity on June 5.  Visitors could sign up for harbor sails on the Christeen, borrow a kayak, and get information on the local environment from the many participating organizations, such as the Long Island Sound Study, Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Sanctuary, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, […]


6.8.11 – Trees With all the rain we have had, and now (finally) some sun, the landscape is bursting forth.  The landscape is incredibly green – I don’t think I have ever seen so many different shades.  The trees seem to have leafed out overnight.  Sadly, many of them were damaged in the winter storms, […]

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Hempstead Harbor Shellfish Beds Reopen

6.1.11 – Hempstead Harbor Shellfish Beds Reopen Congratulations  to the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee and the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor.  Their cooperative efforts – municipalities, citizens and agencies coming together to solve a problem – have resulted in the reopening of the outer area of Hempstead Harbor for shellfishing.  2500 acres will now be […]

Harbor and Beach Cleanup

5.18.11 – Harbor and Beach Cleanup The phrase of the day at the Harbor and Beach Cleanup on May 7 had to be “there’s more of these darn disks!”  The plastic disks seemed to be in endless supply, scattered all around the harbor.  They have spread all over the sound.  In response to an earlier […]