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!
- 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
- March 2022
March 1 Environmental Advocates of NY meeting on NY's Climate scoping document March 2, 16, 30 Water monitoring, core winter program for Hempstead Harbor March 2, 16, 30 Water monitoring, Tappen Marina kelp lines March 4 Crawl for a Cause and Poker Crawl March 10 LISS Citizens Advisory Committee meeting March 10 CSHH informational meeting at SC Yacht Club March 16 HHPC meeting March 22 Beyond Plastics meeting with Senator Englebright on EPR bill March 22 Sea Cliff 325 Property public meeting March 23 CSHH Board of Directors meeting
- February 2022
February 2, 16 Water monitoring, core winter program for Hempstead Harbor February 2, 16 Water monitoring, Tappen Marina kelp lines February 2 Countdown to Zero Waste meeting February 6 Expanded testing re: Glenwood Landing/Powerhouse Drain subwatershed February 9 NYS DEC LI Solute Transport Model Work Group meeting February 16 NYS DEC state grant meeting February 16 CSHH "Conversations and Cocktails" at SCYC February 24 LISS Water-Monitoring Workgroup meeting
- January 2022
January 5 "Countdown to Zero Waste" meeting January 5, 19 Water monitoring, core winter program for Hempstead Harbor January 5, 19 Water monitoring, Tappen Marina kelp lines January 12 CSHH staff/Relevant Issues Committee meeting January 12 HHPC meeting January 14 Meeting, Fuss & O'Neill, re: 2020 Annual Water-Monitoring Report January 16 Presentation at Cogregation Tifereth Israel January 18 Glen Cove Planning Board, continuation of public hearing on PUD amendments January 19 Expanded testing re: Glenwood Landing/Powerhouse Drain subwatershed January 19 CSHH Relevant Issues Committee meeting January 20 Special water-sample collection for Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed January 21 CSHH Executive Committee meeting; staff meeting January 25 CSHH Finance Committee meeting January 26 NYS DEC MS4 meeting re: new permit January 26 CSHH Board of Directors meeting January 31 NYS DEC Preview for LINAP Hydrodynamic Modifications Assessment