banner

Updates

Centre Island Beach (sound side) Cleanup - *Email address change for last minute inquiries August 25, 2021

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for registering for our monthly beach cleanup.  We are looking forward to cleaning up Centre Island Beach on the Sound side tomorrow.  You may park in the beach parking lot for this event.


The Sound side of the beach is across the street from the parking lot and is accessible by staircase or tunnel, located on the far east corner of the parking lot just past the rowing center building.  The check-in table will be just before the entrance to the stairs.


It is recommended to bring work gloves, or disposable ones will be provided. Students may request community service certificates.


Centre Island Beach Map

If you have any questions or concerns, please email admin@friendsofthebay.org.


We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, August 21.

 

Thank you,


Kimberly Palmo
Program Coordinator

Friends of the Bay


 









Centre Island Beach (sound side) Cleanup - Information for tomorrow's event August 25, 2021

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for registering for our monthly beach cleanup.  We are looking forward to cleaning up Centre Island Beach on the sound side tomorrow.  You may park in the beach parking lot for this event.


The sound side of the beach is across the street from the parking lot and is accessible by staircase or tunnel.  They are found in the far east corner of the parking lot just past the rowing center building.  The check-in table will be just before the entrance to the stairs.


It is recommended to bring work gloves, or disposable ones will be provided. Students may request community service certificates.


Centre Island Beach Map

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@friendsofthebay.org.

 

We look forward to seeing you on August 21.

 

Thank you,


Kimberly Palmo
Program Coordinator

Friends of the Bay

Thank you for volunteering for the cleanup and information about Friends of the Bay membership August 25, 2021

Thank you for volunteering this past Saturday in Bayville. Your efforts help to protect our local waterways from pollution which aids to improve water quality.  We hope to see you again at our future events.
Please consider becoming a member to our organization.

Since 1987, Friends of the Bay has worked to protect and preserve the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary.  You can help with that mission by becoming a member.
Our members help us continue our mission by:
  • Providing vital financial support for water quality monitoring and community programs that increase the public’s environmental awareness;
  • Demonstrating we have broad community support to strengthen our voice in working with public officials and others whose actions can impact the estuary.
Benefits of Membership:
  • 10% discount on purchases at our online store and admission to some events;
  • Friends of the Bay sticker to show your support;
  • Members joining at $500 and above receive a special gift. Check out the Online Store for selections.
  • Subscription to Friends of the Bay’s Currents newsletter and action alerts.

    Click Here to Become a Member Today


    Sincerely,

    Your Friends at Friends of the Bay




Bayville Village Beach Cleanup, Sat 2/6 10am - noon August 25, 2021

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for registering for our monthly beach cleanup.  We are looking forward to cleaning up Bayville Village Beach tomorrow.  As a reminder, parking is permitted on Merritt Lane for the clean-up and is restricted to the right side only.  

Please do not park on Mohring Bay Court as it is a private road.

Please remember to dress warmly and bring gloves.  Masks are requiredCommunity service certificates will be given to the students.

Merritt Ln access to Bayville Village Beach Map

Thank you,

Kimberly Palmo
Program Coordinator
Friends of the Bay


Soundside Beach Cleanup Tomorrow August 25, 2021

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for registering for our monthly beach cleanup.  We are looking forward to cleaning up Soundside Beach tomorrow.  You may park in the beach parking lot for this event.



Please remember to dress warmly and bring gloves.  Masks are requiredCommunity service certificates will be given to the students.


If you should need to cancel, please reply to this email.  There is a waitlist and we would like to give the opportunity to someone else if you are not able to make it.

Soundside Beach

Thank you,

Kimberly Palmo
Program Coordinator
Friends of the Bay


Seatuck - Community Science LI Series: Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring Webinar at 2pm today August 25, 2021


Dear Team Terrapin,


Seatuck is presenting a webinar today at 2pm.  This will provide some good information in preparation for Terrapin Monitoring Day on Sat. June 29 with Friends of the Bay and the Town of Oyster Bay.  


Webinar Registration - Community Science LI Series: Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring


Please use the link below to download the Diamondback Terrapin app while out monitoring or use the website to enter your data.


Seatuck 2021 Terrapin Watch Survey


More information regarding Terrapin Monitoring day will be sent out soon.


Best,


Friends of the Bay






Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring Training Materials for Saturday June 26 August 25, 2021

Hello! We are excited to be teaming up once
again with the Town of Oyster Bay for Team Terrapin’s Diamondback Terrapin
Monitoring and Centre Island Beach Cleanup on June 26 from 9 – 11 a.m. 
(Rain date is June 27.)

 

In order to prepare you for diamondback
terrapin monitoring, we are providing links for training purposes.

 

Passcode: p*#pM0J*

 

Some additional resources can be found at
Seatuck Environmental Association’s Terrapin Watch page: Terrapin Watch Page. You will
find another diamondback terrapin webinar recording from June 16th
You will also find information about the Survey 1-2-3 app for your smartphone
that can be used as a tool to report and document your findings while
monitoring with us on Saturday.  In addition, you can use their website to
enter this information.

 

If
interested, you can continue monitoring for this species and others throughout
the week as part of the 2021 Long Island Bioblitz. The Bioblitz will
take place the week of June 26-July 3 and is a fun way to learn about the
biodiversity found around Long Island’s estuaries.  The training for the
event is tonight at 7 p.m. to introduce participants to the iNaturalist app and
the Bioblitz format. Please use the following link to register Bioblitz
Training Webinar Participant Registration
.

 

We
look forward to having you join us this Saturday and encourage you to use the
resources as training material prior to the event.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please
email info@friendsofthebay.org.






 

Best,

 



































Friends of the Bay

Thank you for Your Participation in The Second Annual Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring and Beach Cleanup Day August 25, 2021

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our second annual Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring and Beach Cleanup Day co-sponsored with the Town of Oyster Bay. We really appreciate the help as do the diamondback terrapins.

We are excited to announce that next year we will provide an improved, more comprehensive program.


Sincerely,

Friends of the Bay

Photo by Kim-Koerner Palmo.