Pilot Oyster Gardening Program in the village of Laurel Hollow

October 20, 2017: This summer saw the inauguration of a pilot oyster gardening program in the Village of Laurel Hollow. The program drew enthusiastic support from local residents and was led by Laurel Hollow Village Trustee Jeff Miritello. Volunteers were trained and built oyster floats and performed frequent cleaning and measuring. Last Saturday, more than […]

TOB Offers Hazardous Material Collection Site

In an effort to assist residents with post-storm cleanup efforts, the Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has set up a location for residents to bring their household hazardous waste materials, according to Town Supervisor John Venditto. Now through Friday, November 30th, residents can visit the Town’s […]

Nassau County Water Safe to Drink

Robert McEvoy, president of the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA) called the Atlanta-based Weather Channel after a recent report suggested that the public water in Nassau County was unsafe to drink due to salt water intrusion because of the recent storm.  He said they were bombarded with calls from concerned citizens. Mr. McEvoy told […]

Shellfish Closures Update 11.13.12

The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  Please see below for the list of normally certified areas where the harvest of shellfish is currently permitted. In addition, the temporary emergency closures that remain in effect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been extended through Wednesday, November 21, […]