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.
What we are up to!
- January 2019
January 3, 9, 16, 23, 30 Weekly core monitoring, winter program focused on Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed January 9 Clean Ocean Action conference call about Atlantic Ocean oil and gas drilling January 9 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee Meeting January 10 LI Pathogen TMDL (total maximum daily load) planning, work group conference call January 16 LISS Water Quality Monitoring, work group conference call January 16 Habitat Restoration Workshop for Patagonia-project participants January 17 Raising the Not-for-Profit Bar, workshop for local organizations January 22 NYS Ocean Acidification Task Force Meeting 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Nassau County Legislative Building January 23 Clean Ocean Action conference call about Atlantic Ocean oil and gas drilling January 29 Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee (LISS CAC) work group meeting
- December 2018
December 6, 13, 20, 27 Weekly core monitoring, winter program focused on Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed December 4 Long Island Sound Study press event announcing grant awards, Port Jefferson December 5 NYS DEC meeting on formulating pathogen total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) December 13 Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, Bridgeport, CT December 14 CSHH Board of Directors end of year gathering
- November 2018
November 8, 15, 22, 29 Weekly core monitoring, winter program focused on Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed November 13, 14 NYSERDA conference, science of offshore wind energy and environmental impact November 14 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting November 15 Return and checkout of monitoring equipment for Unified Water Study program;
completion and delivery of 2017 Annual Water-Quality Report for Hempstead Harbor
November 17 Post-storm Troopers beach cleanup at Sea Cliff Beach November 19 Nassau County Legislature, testimony supporting ban for single-use bags November 20 North Shore Middle School Community Day-CSHH beach cleanup at Tappen Beach November 28 Long Island Sound Lobby Day in Washington, DC November 29 Long Island Sound Nitrogen Reduction Strategy webinar
- October 2018
October 20th Planting native species for the Glenwood Landing habitat-restoration project October 30th Board of Director’s Meeting
- April 2018
April 4 Planning meeting for Scudder’s Pond cleanup April 6, 13, 20, 27 Last month for water-sample collection for winter outfall monitoring April 9 LISS Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, EPA offices, NYC April 10 CSHH meeting with volunteers April 10 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting April 17 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting April 18 Training session for Unified Water Study for LIS Embayments April 19 Whole Foods 5% event to benefit CSHH April 21 Meeting with Deputy County Executive of Parks and Public Works March 29 Scudder’s Pond Cleanup
- March 2018
March 1 Press conference to opppose the state’s Oyster Bay bridge/tunnel proposal. March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Winter outfall-monitoring sampling dates March 2 Meeting with Representative Charles Lavine March 6 CSHH Board of Directors meeting March 12 Sea Cliff Village public hearing on proposed plastic-bag ordinance March 14 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting March 21 Glen Head / Glenwood Business Association meeting March 22 LISS Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, EPA offices, NYC (postponed) March 27 Meeting with Deputy County Executive of Parks and Public Works March 29 Webinar for next round of LISFF grants