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Oyster Bay, NY
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mill Neck Preserve, Centre Island, Beekman Beach, the Waterfront Center, and Shu Swamp Nature Preserve
The Oyster Bay Stewardship Area includes the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mill Neck Preserve, Centre Island Beach Village Park, Beekman Beach, the Waterfront Center, and Shu Swamp Nature Preserve. These sites around Oyster Bay hold a rich historical, cultural and environmental heritage, providing numerous ecological and recreational benefits.
Watch Scott Gurney, a Park Ranger at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, describe the beach at Cold Spring Harbor, part of the Oyster Bay Long Island Sound Stewardship Area that Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed with his family.
Watch Park Ranger Gurney give a description of Shu Swamp Nature Preserve, a freshwater wetland that drains into Oyster Bay Harbor.
An initial infestation of water chestnut that once covered approximately three quarters of Mill Pond has now been reduced to a few plants along the shore and throughout the pond thanks to the efforts of US Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, North Shore Land Alliance, The Town of Oyster Bay, Huntington/Oyster Bay Audubon Society, local neighbors, and many volunteers.