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Saladino, Johnson Seed Oyster Bay Harbor with One Million Clam Seeds

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson joined with volunteers from the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) in seeding Oyster Bay Harbor with one million clam seeds.

 

“Oyster Bay Harbor is one of the crown jewels of Oyster Bay, and I’m proud to say that under my administration we are now doing more than ever before to improve its water quality,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This clam seeding initiative improves water quality, bolsters the local economy and improves the resiliency of our coastal communities by restoring shellfish populations to the harbor.”

 

Councilwoman Johnson noted that shellfish filter up to 50 gallons of water a day through their feeding process, so the preservation of Oyster Bay Harbor’s water quality through the repopulation of shellfish is an important component of making the water cleaner for swimming, fishing, boating, and all life in the Harbor.

 

“I am proud to be a part of such a great environmental initiative that will preserve the quality, resiliency, and natural beauty of our local waterways for generations to come,” Councilwoman Johnson said.

 

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Councilman Coschignano Invites Residents to Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup Day

Cleanup Scheduled for September 19th on Town’s North Shore

On Saturday, September 19th, the Town of Oyster Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay will once again join forces to sponsor the annual Oyster Bay Harbor Fall Cleanup Day, according to Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano.

 

“Our annual cleanup days have been bringing caring citizens and Town personnel together for more than 20 years to help preserve one of our greatest treasures, Oyster Bay Harbor,” Councilman Coschignano said.

 

The Councilman noted that throughout the day, volunteers walk the shoreline to collect debris, while those in boats pick up trash from the water. Volunteers are welcome to participate in the program, which begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. Volunteers are not required to stay the full day. For more information, contact the Town’s Department of Environmental Resources at (516) 677-5853. Volunteers are also welcome to sign up the day of the event. The central meeting place will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park launching ramps, Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay.

 

“I invite anyone who is interested in helping to protect our harbor to join us on September 19th,” Councilman Coschignano said. “It’s cleanup efforts like these that help preserve our environment for future generations.”

 

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Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup Day Scheduled For April 26

On Saturday, April 26 the Town of Oyster Bay, North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay will, once again, join forces to sponsor the annual Oyster Bay Harbor and Beach Cleanup Day, according to Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson.

 

“It’s a new year and a new chance for Town employees and volunteers to gather together, roll up their sleeves and pitch in to complete a thorough cleanup of beaches and shoreline areas along Oyster Bay harbor,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “While some people walk along the shoreline collecting debris, others work from boats, picking up trash and even discarded boats. This annual event is an inspiration, an excellent reminder to residents that we can all do our part to help preserve the precious ecology of one of the Town’s most sacred grounds, Oyster Bay Harbor.”

 

Councilwoman Johnson went on to say that volunteers are sought to participate in the cleanup, which will run from 8:00 a.m. to noon Those who are interested can get further information by calling the Town’s Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5943. Volunteers are also welcome to sign up the day of the event. The central meeting place will be near Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park launching ramps, Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay.

 

Satellite cleanups are also taking place in Bayville at Centre Island and Stehli Beaches, which are both on Bayville Avenue. Volunteers can also go directly to those locations and register near the main entrances. At the beaches in Bayville staff from Audubon New York will be helping the Town educate about federally protected bird nesting areas for piping plovers and least terns. “The goal is to encourage the public to reduce human disturbance of beach nesting habitat for these endangered birds,” Councilman Johnson added. “The fencing for the nesting areas on portions of the beaches were put up a few weeks ago and will remain in place until August.”

 

Each year, tons of paper, food, plastics and other litter are left to rot on beaches or dumped overboard from commercial vessels to contaminate the ocean. “Many people think this debris simply fades away, but that can take weeks, months or even years to biodegrade,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “People would be amazed to learn how long trash can pollute an area before it finally disintegrates.”

 

“If you swim, boat or fish in Oyster Bay Harbor, or just want to help keep the beauty and environmental integrity of this beautiful waterway intact, I invite you to join us on April 26,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Even if you only stay to help for a few hours, every bit of help makes a difference. I can assure that you will leave with the satisfaction of knowing that you helped improve the environment and ensure that our beaches and harbor will be preserved for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of generations to come.”

 

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