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.
Join Our Annual Capital Campaign
So far we have raised $26,990 towards our $100,000 target! That’s 27% of the total!
All donations up to $15,000 will be matched!
Help us reach this goal by December 31 as we mark our 37th year serving your community.
With your help, the CSHH can continue and expand:
• Oyster habitat restoration
• Monitoring programs
• Educational programs
• Harbor-wide cleanup efforts
• Tracking the safety and sustainability of local drinking water
• Addressing development issues
• Advocacy in state and federal initiatives
• Participation in local and regional decision-making
What we are up to!
- November 2022
November 3 NYS DEC state grant meeting November 9 Winter shoreline monitoring program begins November 14 CSHH Board of Directors meeting November 16 Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan Solute Transport Model Advisory Workgroup November 16 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting November 17 Long Island Sound Report Card press event November 17 Sea Cliff Comprehensive Plan meeting November 22 Winter shoreline monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor November 29 Giving Tuesday
- October 2022
October 6 Water Monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study October 6 CSHH oyster gardening "Shellebration" at the Hempstead Harbour Club October 11, 12 Release of spat-on-shell oysters in Laurel Hollow and Hempstead Harbor October 12, 19, 27 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor October 15 Shore Thing Rental's annual Spooky Paddle event supporting CSHH October 19 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting October 20 Port Washington Public Library "Save Our Shoreline" presentation October 24 US Army Corps of Engineers NY & NJ Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management webinar October 27 NY DEC webinar Regulatory Revision Information Session (Part 601 and 602)
- September 2022
September 1 Town of North Hempstead Board Meeting to approve Southern Land Co.'s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (145 West Shore Road) September 6 CSHH staff meeting September 7 Environmental Bond Act press event September 7 Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee meeting September 8 Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee meeting September 8, 14, 21, 28 Water monitoring, core program for Hempstead Harbor September 8, 11, 14, 23-25 Oyster gardening maintenance dates September 9, 20 Water Monitoring, Long Island Sound Unified Water Study September 15 Long Island Sound Study Water Quality Monitoring Workgroup meeting September 17 CSHH's first harborwide International Coastal Cleanup September 20 CSHH Board of Directors meeting September 28 TNH public hearing for Southern Land's Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- August 2022
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