The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor (CSHH) is a volunteer, nonprofit organization, founded in 1986. CSHH is dedicated to identifying and eliminating environmental threats to Hempstead Harbor and surrounding communities. Our objective is to advance the public interest in protecting and restoring our local environment to its full ecological and economic potential.
The fundamental force behind CSHH’s efforts is the belief that concerned and informed citizens can make a difference in events that shape the future. We seek to increase awareness of environmental issues and promote greater appreciation of the local environment. Most important, the public is encouraged to participate in local conservation issues.
Hempstead Harbor Kayak Cleanup
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor &
Shore Thing Rentals
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 am-Noon
Remove debris from water and wetlands, and do your part to protect
Hempstead Harbor’s birds, fish, and other marine life.
Thousands of local residents who want to help improve the local environment and make a difference in and around Hempstead Harbor. No experience necessary. All levels of expertise are welcome. Passion and commitment required. Imagine what you can do to help. The future may be uncertain, but you can make a change or start a movement.
What we are up to!
- June 2017
June 13, 27 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study June 7, 14, 21, 28 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor June 7 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting June 8 Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee meeting June 11 Sea Cliff Spring Fest June 12 Nassau County Environmental Advisory Committee meeting June 27 Nassau County Department of Health meeting
- May 2017
May 4 Nassau County Environmental Advisory Committee May 16 Meeting with TNH Public Safety Commissioner May 17 Core water-monitoring program for Hempstead Harbor begins 26th season May 18 First sampling date in Hempstead Harbor for the Long Island Sound Unified Water Study embayment monitoring program May 24, 31 Core water-monitoring program for Hempstead Harbor May 25 Long Island Clean Water Partnership Annual Conference May 30 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
- April 2017
April 4 Town of North Hempstead Council Meeting on proposed ATV ban for town property April 5, 12, 19, 26 Last weeks of winter sample-collection program for Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed and Scudder’s Pond outfalls April 13 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation public information session and public hearing on the proposed amendments to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) April 20 Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan Advisory Committee meeting April 22 EARTH DAY April 23 Beer Tasting at Garvies Point Brewery to benefit CSHH April 26 Day in Washington, DC, to discuss Long Island Sound restoration efforts with congressional representatives
- March 2017
March 1, 8, 15, 22,29 Winter water-sample collection for Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed outfall and Scudder’s Pond outfalls March 3 Long Island Sound Study Climate Change and Sentinel Monitoring Workgroup –NYS water-quality conference call March 8 United Water Study Training Session March 8 CSHH Board Meeting March 15 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee Meeting March 16 Long Island Sound Study Citizen Advisory Committee. March 27 United Water Study meeting on Tier II testing parameters
- February 2017
February 1, 10, 16, 22 Winter water-sample collection for Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed outfall and Scudder’s Pond outfalls February 23 Nassau County Environmental Advisory Committee February 24 Crawl for a Cause, sponsored by CSHH and SC Beach Committee
- January 2017
January 4, 11, 18, 25 Winter water-sample collection for Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed outfall and Scudder’s Pond outfalls January 9 EPA Citizens Science Forum, Manhattan January 11 United Water Study meeting, Bridgeport, CT January 11 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting January 17 CSHH Board Meeting January 18 “Visioning” session for the redevelopment of the Town of North Hempstead Beach Park along with 200 acres of wooded area nearby, Port Washington January 19 Nassau County Environmental Advisory Committee meeting, Mineola January 20 Long Island Sound Study Climate Change and Sentinel Monitoring Workgroup conference call January 27 Long Island Sound Citizens Advisory Committee/Science and Technology Advisory Committee meeting, Bridgeport, CT