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Oysters in Hempstead Harbor

Volunteers have begun raising oysters in Hempstead Harbor as part of the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor’s Community Oyster Gardening Program. ​Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s shellfish hatchery delivered about 30,000 oysters in the form of spat on shell to Tappen Marina which were distributed to cages in the marina as well as at […]

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Winter Kelp Monitoring

For the first time this past winter, The Town of Oyster Bay grew sugar kelp in three marinas; Tappen Beach, Theodore Roosevelt and TOBAY, as part of a bio-extraction initiative to remove pollutants from our waters. Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor, in turn, incorporated a winter monitoring program to test the positive impact of growing […]

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