The Town Seeks Grant for OB Hamlet Eastern Waterfront Revitalization Study
With the redevelopment of the western waterfront in Oyster Bay hamlet well under way, the Town of Oyster Bay is now applying for a grant to fund an Eastern Waterfront Revitalization Study. Town Supervisor John Venditto said the plan will be called the "Eastern Waterfront Community Visioning & Revitalization Plan" and if the grant is received it would begin in Jan. 2005 and be completed by June 30, 2006. The name reflects the concept as stated in the grant proposal: "The Town of Oyster Bay, in collaboration with a steering committee composed of stakeholders in the Oyster Bay Hamlet community propose to develop an economically sustainable, environmentally sound revitalization plan for the Eastern Waterfront area of the Hamlet. The proposed project will employ intensive community participation in order to obtain a consensus vision for the revitalization study area. The majority of the land area composing the Eastern Waterfront contains mostly privately owned parcels, is under development pressure, and is the last remaining waterfront area on the Town's north shore without a formal plan in place."
Feds Grant Bayville Restoration Funds
Governor George E. Pataki and Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced on July 1, that $400,000 for local water quality improvement projects in the City of Glen Cove ($50,000) and the Village of Bayville ($350,000) that will help restore water quality and protect the natural resources of Long Island Sound. The funding is being provided by the federal Long Island Sound Restoration Act (LISRA) and is administered by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Dive Into the 15th Annual Swim-A-Cross for the Red Cross
The American Red Cross in Nassau County (ARC/Nassau) encourages swimmers 12 years of age and older to join in its 15th Annual Swim-A-Cross on Friday Aug. 20 at Centre Island Beach in Bayville. The Swim-A-Cross is a one-mile swim across Oyster Bay Harbor. All proceeds will benefit local ARC/Nassau Services, including disaster relief and lifesaving programs in health and safety.
Teens for B.O.B. Open Beach Program
Whether it's just "hanging" out with friends, playing basketball, listening to a favorite band, eating or enjoying the special events, Oyster Bay's teens just seem to love "B.O.B.". Last summer was the most well attended since the inception of the program! Each session was attended consistently by 70 to 80 youth. The last evening in 2003, was attended by approximately 125! Over 1,400 teens attended during the summer despite the dismal weather and necessary cancellations which included four washouts.
Summer and the Joint Is Jumping