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The NYSDEC has partially rescinded the temporary emergency shellfish closures that were implemented as a result of Hurricane Sandy.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, […]

11.2.11 – DeForest Williams Property

Please attend a public hearing at 7:00 pm on November 9 at the Town Hall in Huntington, 100 Main Street.  This is the meeting where the Town of Huntington will decide on whether to move forward on contributing their portion of the purchase costs of the DeForest Williams property.  The DeForest Williams property is one […]

the West Harbor from the boat

Water Quality Monitoring

It was a cold but beautiful day on the harbor today – Friends of the Bay’s last weekly run of our season.  We’ll be out all year round to do monitoring on a monthly basis until April 2012. Water Quality Monitoring October 31, 2011    

8.17.11 – Blueway Trail

In 2009, Friends of the Bay formed a committee to begin planning a blueway trail which would guide kayakers and canoers through Mill Neck Creek, Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor.   A blueway trail, also known as a blue trail or water trail is the on-water equivalent of a hiking trail.  It is intended to […]

Long Island Sound Vision

“The vision…for the Sound is of waters that are clean, clear, safe to swim in, and charged with life. It is a vision of waters nourished and protected by extensive coastal wetlands, by publicly accessible, litter-free beaches and preserves, and of undeveloped islands. It is a vision of abundant and diverse wildlife, of flourishing commercial […]