Oyster Bay Wetlands Preservation and Enhancement

Oyster Bay and its wetlands serve as an important nursery area for economically important fish and shellfish such as white shrimp, brown shrimp, blue crab, redfish, spotted sea trout, and others. The marsh area also provides habitat for resident and migrating birds and other wildlife. These wetlands consist primarily of black needlerush and salt grass, with some sloughs interspersed throughout the marsh, and pine flatwoods located to the east. This project would protect and provide public access to 350 acres of wetlands and marsh in Oyster Bay.