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.

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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.

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What we are up to!

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