10.3.12 Long Island Sound Futures Fund Grant

On Monday, September 24, top federal and state environmental officials announced 35 grants awarded by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.  The grants totaled $1.6 million to state and local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut to improve the health of Long Island Sound.  Fifteen grants totaling $913,202 were awarded to groups […]

9.12.12 Come to the Beach Cleanup!

Come down and lend a hand to the volunteers who will be cleaning the beaches and bays this Saturday, September 15th.   Friends of the Bay, the Oyster Bay Sail and Power Squadron, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and the Town of Oyster Bay are going to be working together to clean debris that may […]

9.5.12 Eric Swenson’s Retirement

Friends of Eric Swenson came from all over New York State, including from as far away as Oswego and Syracuse to wish Eric Swenson well in his retirement from his position as Supervisor of Environmental Control. He has touched many lives during the course of his long career and due to his involvement in many […]

8.29.12 Save the Sound visits Oyster Bay

Sometimes, you just have to get out of the office, and renew yourself by enjoying the habitat you are working to preserve.  Curt Johnson, Senior Attorney and Program Director of Save the Sound was doing just that this past week, sailing around the Sound and visiting harbors and bays he doesn’t normally get to see.  […]

8.22.12 TOB Tree Ordinance

Concerned residents and organizations appeared at the Town Board Hearing on Tuesday, August 14 to express their opposition to the repeal of the Town Ordinance requiring a permit for tree removal.  Supervisor Venditto expressed his concern for balancing the need to protect our tree cover with balancing individual property owner’s right to maintain their property […]