Clamming is permitted in Oyster Bay Harbor, Oyster Harvest still prohibited

Effective at sunrise, Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Department has partially rescinded the temporary emergency closure of normally certified shellfish lands in Oyster Bay Harbor.  This closure was originally implemented on July 13, 2012.   This rescission is effective at sunrise on August 4, 2012 and applies only to shellfish other than oysters in those areas described below.  […]

Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closures – Oyster Bay NY

The following Temporary Emergency Shellfish Closure Notice was sent out by the DEC: (note:  some text was highlighted by Friends of the Bay) “Effective at sunrise, July 13, 2012, due to the documented illnesses of individuals from Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally-occurring marine bacteria, associated with the consumption of raw or partially cooked shellfish, the following […]

Watershed Action Plan Press Conference

Patricia Aitken, Executive Director of Friends of the Bay announced the completion of a Watershed Action Plan for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary and Watershed. “Our organization has a proud heritage of being a voice for the marine environment.  Friends of the Bay is looking to the future, to watershed planning and restoration projects […]

9.28.11 – Harbor Cleanup

Harbor Cleanup on Youtube The Harbor Cleanup held on September 17 was a huge success, with well over 250 people participating.   This cleanup was part of an international effort to clean beaches and harbors worldwide.  Much of the debris picked up was due to careless disposal of waste like plastic and soda bottles.  A simple […]