Coalition to Save the Mill Pond
Friends of the Bay has launched a new campaign to protect the unique Mill Pond watershed which is located in the hamlet of Oyster Bay. Mill Pond is part of the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor complex, which is the site of one of the most economically-important shellfisheries in the state, contains a National Wildlife Refuge, three State Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats, and was designated by New York State as an Outstanding Natural Coastal Area.
Geese: A Fowl Problem for Parks
The Town of Oyster Bay has recently announced what they are doing to help control the Canada geese problem locally. (See article on this page.) Bayville resident Natalie Penny has been long involved in attempting to resolve the problem created by Canada geese and their droppings that have littered parks in Oyster Bay. She has written to the Town Supervisor John Venditto, as well as to the Commissioner of Parks Edward Kennedy on her plight. "After my 9-month-old baby crawled off a picnic blanket to pick up a goose dropping, I organized and submitted a petition requesting that the Town of Oyster Bay use humane methods to drive the geese from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park throughout the year. I met with the Assistant to the Supervisor Frank Giglio, and the Assistant Supervisor of Beaches Jack Gioeli," she said.
Friends Academy Senior Named News 12/Citibank Scholar/Athlete
Friends Academy senior Kelly Alverson has been recognized as a News 12/Citibank Scholar/Athlete for her all-around achievement in scholarship, athletics, leadership, and school service.
Spring Youth Rugby in Nassau County
Registration is currently underway for 25 positions to form the Long Island Colts boy's under 19's rugby team, the only boys club in Nassau County and one of four teams on Long Island. Yearly dues are $100 and financial assistance and sponsorship are available for low-income families. Practices begin in February at North Shore Middle School, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Syosset and Freeport. The boys come from a variety of high schools including North Shore HS, Jericho HS, Glen Cove HS, Locust Valley HS, Massapequa HS, Long Beach HS and more as news of the team spreads in only its second year.