Friends of the Bay’s Mission is to preserve, protect and restore the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary and the surrounding watershed.
In furtherance of that mission, Friends of the Bay completed a State of the Watershed Report, and subsequently completed a Watershed Action Plan. We also conduct weekly water quality monitoring at 19 sites throughout the estuary from April through October, and perform streams and outfalls testing at more than 10 sites.
Today, Friends of the Bay conducts water quality monitoring in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, sponsors community events on the water and beach and works with citizens and local government for wetland restoration and habitat protection. We are monitoring progress on Eastern Waterfront planning, involving land owners, town and state governments and continuing to involve citizens in the process.