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 […]

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, […]