Water quality monitoring volunteers






We need a new boat to better carry out our mission of protecting the Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor estuary and surrounding watershed. Our current 19′ Carolina Skiff (above left) is used primarily for water quality testing. It is inadequate, particularly in bad weather. We are hoping to purchase a used 25-foot Parker (above right) with a small cabin that can be taken out in colder and less ideal weather. With a new boat, not only can we extend the monitoring season, but we can expand its use to other functions, such as taking students out for environmental education. One of our board members has generously offered to match any donations from our supporters and the public. We need to raise about $50,000 to make the switch. Please consider contributing to the purchase of a new Friends of the Bay vessel by clicking the DONATE TODAY! link below or sending a check to our office at 111 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 and noting BOAT. Thank you for any help you can provide.