2017-03-22 / Front Page

Islanders' Bobby Nystrom to join O'Bay in Dune Stabilization tomorrow

Don't miss this event!

Photo from last year's eventPhoto from last year's eventIf you love visiting Tobay Beach and want to help ensure that the beach’s environment remains as beautiful as ever, you can join with New York Islanders legend Bob Nystrom, fellow volunteers and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino at the Annual Tobay Beach Dune Stabilization Project, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m.

Nystrom, who was a longtime resident of Bayville, is perhaps best remembered for scoring the winning goal in overtime to give the New York Islanders the 1980 Stanley Cup title. He continued on to win a total of four Stanley Cups with the Islanders.

 “This event is a great opportunity to meet a Long Island sports hero and, at the same time, assure the preservation of the environmental and structural integrity of our beaches,” Saladino said. “For almost 30 years, the Dune Stabilization Project has been an immensely popular activity that brings out volunteers of all ages who leave with a feeling of accomplishment. The dunes in Tobay Beach continue to face environmentally damaging storms that have a significant impact on them. The efforts of this project make significant progress in shoring these sandy barriers for future generations.”

Residents interested in volunteering or seeking more information to contact the Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5943, or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.   

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