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 […]

4.12.13 Osprey Watch

How’s the Water by Paul DeOrsay Friends of the Bay Osprey Watch One of our surest signs of spring around Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor is the return of our ospreys. Males should be arriving any day now, and their female companions should follow in a couple of weeks from their wintering grounds in […]

2.6.13 NCSWD tree Sale

How’s the Water by Patricia Aitken Executive Director February 6, 2013 Superstorm Sandy was devastating to Long Island. Island wide, thousands of trees were blown down or severely damaged. Trees native to our area, especially oaks, maples and conifers, were the hardest hit trees, since they are also the most prolific. Many open areas lost […]