Friends Of The Bay Appoints Huntington Resident as New Executive Director
The Directors of Friends of the Bay have announced that Paul DeOrsay has been appointed Executive Director of the organization.
DeOrsay was Executive Director of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum for more than ten years, and holds a deep respect and passion for the history and environmental integrity of the Oyster Bay – Cold Spring Harbor watershed and the communities that surround it.
“We are pleased to have found a new director who will build upon the projects developed over our twenty-five year history, and the collaborative relationships established under the leadership of former director Pat Aitken,” said Friends of the Bay president Barry Lamb. ” We are confident that with Paul’s familiarity with the community and the bay, we can transition smoothly and carry our program forward.”
“Our Bay and Harbor are such valuable and fragile resources, bringing so much to the quality of life we enjoy,” said DeOrsay, “but we have only to look around the Sound to appreciate that this healthy and beautiful estuary is under constant threat. It is a privilege to be working with a community of supporters and volunteers so committed to the goal of protecting, preserving and restoring this delicate ecosystem.”
Lamb and DeOrsay agree that their first objective is to build the organization’s capacity to achieve its mission. As Lamb stated:” With the Action Plan for the Oyster Bay Watershed in hand, we need to strengthen our base of support and raise the funds needed to translate the plan into action. Our board members, Paul and I will be concentrating on the financial stability of Friends of the Bay in the immediate future.”
We are looking forward to the annual Harbor Cleanup Day scheduled on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. “It is a great experience to see so many people working together to maintain this harbor that we all care for so deeply.”- Paul DeOrsay
Friends of the Bay is a private, non-profit educational organization.