Wetlands Need Greater Protection
On March 23 citizens and environmental organizations across the state joined together to release a survey of northeastern state wetland laws and call for the protection of New York's vital but threatened wetlands, seasonal streams and other waters. According to the groups, a rollback in federal regulation of wetlands leaves many of New York's wetlands and other waters threatened by pollution. The groups call to action came on a day when more than 75 environmental groups across the nation demanded increased federal and state protections for waters placed in jeopardy by the federal rollbacks.
Locomotive #35 Friends Pull Into Oyster Bay
There were nothing but rave reviews for the first annual Friends of Locomotive #35 Dinner Dance held on Saturday, March 20 at the Atlantic Steamer Fire House. There were both old and new friends attending.
National Women's Gymnastic Competition Held at OBHS Spotlights the Hamlet
Late into the night on Friday March 19, 30 volunteers from Hot Shots Gymnastics turned the Oyster Bay High School gymnasium into a state-of-the-art national women's gymnastic competition hall. Over the two-day event gymnastic teams across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania competed for medals, trophies and the coveted "Mother of Pearl" loving cup.
SYC Presents Checks to Local Organizations
Commodore Greg Bradley and Friends of the Bay (FOB) race event coordinator Carolyn Core present donations to Jack Williams of FOB, and Rob Crafa of The Waterfront Center at a recent meeting. Sagamore Yacht Club (SYC) sponsors the FOB Race every year, with profits donated to the preservation of Oyster Bay's waters. This year the event will take place on July 3, and is open to interested local sailors, and racers from all over LI Sound. SYC welcomes boaters and non-boaters interested in membership. Information on the race and other club events is available from their website: sagmoreyc.com
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