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 […]

28th Annual International Cleanup Sept. 21st

WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 8:00 AM – Noon WHERE: Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay WHAT: Volunteer cleanup of beaches and shores throughout the Bay – Part of the Ocean Conservancy’s worldwide program. WHO: Volunteers of all ages. Sponsored by Town of Oyster Bay, Power Squadron, Baymen’s Association & Friends of the Bay HOW: Call […]

4.18.13 Beach Cleanup

  How’s the Water by Paul DeOrsay Friends of the Bay On Saturday, April 27 the Town of Oyster Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay will, once again, join forces to sponsor the annual Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup Day. Volunteers are needed from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM […]