The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor (CSHH) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986. CSHH is dedicated to identifying and eliminating environmental threats in and around Hempstead Harbor. Our objective is to advance the public interest in restoring the harbor to its full ecological potential and to promote sustainable practices that will ensure the protection and resiliency of Hempstead Harbor and surrounding communities.
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 a greater appreciation of the local environment. Most important, the public is encouraged to participate in local conservation issues.
What we are up to!
- August 2022
August 2 CSHH meeting with Hofstra University professor to discuss algae bloom findings August 2 Glen Cove Planning Board Hearing August 3 Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan water exchange presentation August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor August 5 Water monitoring, macrophyte assessment for Unified Water Study August 9, 23 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study August 16 Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan water exchange presentation, public meeting August 18 NYS DEC state grant meeting August 31 NYS DEC reclassification of SA waterbodies, public meeting
- July 2022
July 6, 13, 21, 27 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor July 8, 11, 12 CSHH oyster gardening training July 12, 26 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study July 12 Meeting re: drinking water capacity and pumpage July 14 Washington, D.C. Education Day in with the Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee July 19, 26 Water monitoring, macrophyte assessment for Unified Water Study July 19 Arrival of 30,000 oyster spat for CSHH's new oyster gardening program July 19 2021 Annual Water-Monitoring Report published
- June 2022
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor June 1 Long Island Sound Study Water Quality Monitoring Workgroup meeting June 1 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting June 2 CSHH meeting with Fuss & O'Neill re: 2021 Annual Water-Monitoring Report June 2, 3 Long Island Sound Study Climate Change Sentinel Monitoring Workgroup meeting June 7 Nine Element Plan meeting June 9 Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee meeting June 14, 28 Water monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study June 20 CSHH SummerFest June 21 NYS DEC state grant meeting June 21 Glen Cove Planning Board Hearing June 28 CSHH staff meeting June 29 North Shore Water Authority meeting June 30 CSHH meeting with Glen Cove Mayor
- May 2022
May 7 Tabling at Sea Cliff Beach cleanup May 9 CSHH Board of Trustees meeting May 11 CSHH presentation at LIS Watershed and Embayments Workgroup meeting May 12 Joint meeting of LI Protection Committees May 17 Meeting re: drinking water capacity and pumpage May 17, 31 Start of monitoring season for the Unified Water Study for LIS May 18, 25 Start of monitoring season for core Hempstead Harbor water-quality program
- April 2022
April 12 Meeting re: Envirothon at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts April 13 Last day of monitoring for winter program and kelp growth at Tappen Marina April 13 TOBAY press event for sugar kelp harvesting at Tappen Marina April 13 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting April 19 Meeting re: drinking water capacity and pumpage April 21 Press event re: federal funding for local water and infrastructure projects April 22 Meeting re: proposed oyster-gardening project for Hempstead Harbor April 23 CSHH Scudder's Pond cleanup April 27 Envirothon at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts April 28 Meeting re: proposed oyster-gardening project for Hempstead Harbor April 29 Meeting with NYS DEC re: state grant April 30 CSHH screening of the Biggest Little Farm