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 […]

Brown Tide Reappears in Shinnecock Bay

Brown tide is occurring in Shinnecock Bay again this year.  While not harmful to humans, it has a devastating impact on shellfish.   Friends of the Bay monitors the waters in Cold Spring Harbor, Oyster Bay and Mill Neck so that any deterioration in water quality can be detected immediately.  Here is the story from […]

Vote for your favorite waterbody

Take a minute to vote for your favorite waterbody – let President Obama know how much you care about Long Island Sound.   Favorite Waterbody Survey  


The Clean Water Act is under attack in Congress – On the heels of efforts to strip EPA of its authority to regulate air pollution, the House has now turned its sights on the Clean Water Act.  Congressman Steve Israel is a strong advocate for Long Island Sound – let him know how important it is […]