Our Mission

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.

 

 Join us March 1, 2019, for our annual Crawl for a Cause!

 

 What we are up to!

February 2019
February 6, 13, 20, 27 Weekly core monitoring, winter program focused on Powerhouse Drain Subwatershed
February 12 CSHH Board of Directors meeting
February 13 Clean Ocean Action conference call re: Atlantic Ocean oil and gas drilling
February 19 Interim report due to be released by Army Corps of Engineers NYNJHAT team on sea barriers study
February 26 LISS Citizens Advisory Ad Hoc Work Group conference call on Army Corps of Engineers NYNJHAT sea barriers study
February 28 LI Pathogen TMDL (total maximum daily load) planning, NYS DEC work group conference call

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
January 29 LISS Citizens Advisory Ad Hoc Work Group conference call on Army Corps of Engineers NYNJHAT sea barriers study
January 31 Glenwood Landing/Glenhead Civic Association 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

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