Our Mission

The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor (CSHH) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986. CSHH is dedicated to identifying and eliminating environmental threats to Hempstead Harbor and the 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 a greater appreciation of the local environment. Most important, the public is encouraged to participate in local conservation issues.



 What we are up to!

April 2020
April All events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

March 2020
March 3 Taping of LI Community Spotlight on CSHH, radio interview, Hofstra University
March 4, 11, 18, 25 Weekly core monitoring, winter program focused on Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed
March 4 Community Solar webinar
March 9 National Grid, Public Service Commission public hearing on gas plan, Hicksville Community Center, 6-8 pm
March 9 Rally and press conference opposing National Grid’s Williams Pipeline and fracked gas solutions, Hicksville Community Center, 5 pm
March 10 CANCELLED – EPA Region 2 Microbial Source Tracking Conference, NYC
March 11 LI Commission for Aquifer Protection meeting, Suffolk Water Authority Education Center, 10 am-12 noon
March 11 HHPC meeting
March 12 LISS Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting, Mamaroneck
March 18 LISS Water Monitoring Work Group conference call
March 23 BOCES Conservation Education Day, Cradle of Aviation
March 24 CSHH Board of Directors meeting, Gold Coast Library, 7 pm
March 29 Screening of The Biggest Little Farm, SC Firehouse, 3-6 pm

February 2020
February 5, 12, 19, 26 Weekly core monitoring, winter program focused on Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed
February 5 CSHH Board of Directors PR and Marketing Committee meeting
February 11 CSHH Board of Directors Relevant Issues Committee meeting
February 18 CANCELLED – NYS Assembly public hearing on Community Solar, 11:00 AM, Legislative Auditorium William H. Rogers Building 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown
February 27 CANCELLED – Army Corps of Engineers NYNJHAT public meeting on sea barriers study update, 5-8, Beach Channel Educational Campus, Rockaway Park
February 28 CSHH’s Crawl for a Cause

January 2020
January 8, 15, 22, 29 Winter monitoring program, shoreline samples
January 8 CSHH Finance Committee meeting
January 8 Hemptead Harbor Protection Committee meeting
January 21 CSHH Board of Directors meeting – 7:15 pm, Gold Coast Library Annex – All Are Welcome
January 29 Glenwood Landing habitat restoration project meeting

December 2019
December 4, 11, 18, 26 Winter monitoring program, shoreline samples
December 5 CSHH Finance Committee meeting
December 12 LISS Citizens Advisory Committee meeting
Happy Holidays! Office closed December 23-January 2

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