11/13/21 - Friends of the Bay partnered with the Oyster Bay Main Street Association to sponsor a cleanup of South Street in Oyster Bay. An enthusiastic group of volunteers helped collect numerous bag of litter from the surrounding area.
Image credits: Meredith Maus and Christine Suter
Western Waterfront Raingardens Project
Image credits: Heather Johnson
10/17/2021 - Friends of the Bay installed two raingardens on the Western Waterfront on the south shore of Oyster Bay Harbor. The Western Waterfront Raingardens Project was made possible by a $6000 grant from the Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation. Partners on the project are the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center.
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Thank you to our volunteers for participating in the cleanup of Stehli and Centre Island Beaches on September 18th. This cleanup was hosted in partnership with the T.R. Sanctuary and Audubon Center and many volunteers from local schools and organizations. A special thank you to Troop #3450 from Plainview for your big effort.
Kayak Cruise - September 2021
Image credits: Joe Catalano and Shannon Kelly
Water Quality Monitoring 2021
Both new and returning volunteers met with Friends of the Bay staff for our first two training sessions on water quality monitoring on April 14 and 20. Our volunteers were trained on water quality data collection and equipment usage. We officially started collecting data and water samples on Monday, April 19 and will continue until the last Monday in October, weather permitting. We will post weekly data as it becomes available. Reports can be viewed and downloaded from the water quality data page found under the Monitoring Tab.
Image credit: Peter Janow
Peter Janow and our volunteers were not the only ones monitoring Mill Neck Creek water quality this month. Peter caught a picture of this regal eagle.
Check out this "Rise Above Plastics" video. It will make you think twice before throwing out a plastic bottle or bag again.