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.

Hempstead Harbor Kayak Cleanup
Sponsored by
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor  &
Shore Thing Rentals
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 am-Noon

PLEASE REGISTER NOW!

Remove debris from water and wetlands, and do your part to protect
Hempstead Harbor’s birds, fish, and other marine life.

 
 

 

Wanted!

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.

Donate or become a member here!

 

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