Our Mission

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.

 

Thank You to Our International Coastal Cleanup Volunteers


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What we are up to!

October 2017
October 3 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
October 4 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
October 11 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
October 11 HHPC meeting
October 16 Deliver Unified Water Study chlorophyll filters for lab analysis
October 17 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
October 17 CSHH board meeting
October 18 Water monitoring, final survey for Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
October 20 LIS Conference at King’s Point Merchant Marine Academy
October 25 Water monitoring, final survey for core program, regular season
October 25 Environmental Advisory Group meeting
October 26 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study, dropoff of final chorophyll filters for lab analysis
November 1 Water monitoring, beginning of winter outfall program, collection and delivery of samples to lab for bacteria analysis

September 2017
September 5 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
September 5 US Army Corps of Engineers–comments due re: permit application to dredge Glen Cove Creek
September 6 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
September 13 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
September 13 HHPC meeting
September 14 Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting, Long Island Sound Study, Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck Village
September 14 International Coastal Cleanup, Tappen Beach
September 19 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
September 20 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
September 26 Long Island Sound Day, meeting with congressional reps in Washington, DC
September 27 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
September 27 CSHH board meeting

August 2017
August 2, 9, 16, 24, 30 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
44781 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
39296 Macroalgae assessment for Long Island Sound Unified Water Study

July 2017
July 5, 12, 19, 26 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor
July 11, 27 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study
July 27 Macroalgae assessment for Long Island Sound Unified Water Study

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