Save Our Shorelines at Port Washington Library

Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor was pleased to be included in Transition Town Port Washington’s “Save Our Shorelines” event: “Protecting Hempstead Harbor from Overdevelopment.” CSHH presented newly available data from our recently commissioned water sustainability report. Other experts presented, including environmental researcher David Jakim and environmental attorney Frank Piccininni. The special event covered: Hempstead Harbor […]

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Creep Down the Creek on Oct. 15

Close out the season with a reason to wear a costume and support CSHH! Join us for the 2nd annual spooky paddle to explore the frightening nether regions of Glen Cove Creek. Proceeds will benefit CSHH.   Buy Tickets 1 Ticket $45.00 USD2 Tickets $90.00 USD3 Tickets $135.00 USD4 Tickets $180.00 USD5 Tickets $225.00 USD

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Oysters in Hempstead Harbor

Volunteers have begun raising oysters in Hempstead Harbor as part of the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor’s Community Oyster Gardening Program. ​Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s shellfish hatchery delivered about 30,000 oysters in the form of spat on shell to Tappen Marina which were distributed to cages in the marina as well as at […]

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Take our Horseshoe Crab Survey!

Help the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor track horseshoe crabs along the Hempstead Harbor shoreline during their 2022 mating season! Typically in May and June, adult horseshoe crabs head to the shoreline to mate. This often occurs during a full or new moon. The next full moon is on June 14, and the next new […]

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Winter Kelp Monitoring

For the first time this past winter, The Town of Oyster Bay grew sugar kelp in three marinas; Tappen Beach, Theodore Roosevelt and TOBAY, as part of a bio-extraction initiative to remove pollutants from our waters. Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor, in turn, incorporated a winter monitoring program to test the positive impact of growing […]

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EPR Bill

Bill Before State Legislature Aims to Reduce Waste from Packaging By Michelle Lapinel McAllister, Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor   Plastic pollution is a global problem, and we can see the impact locally. Creation of plastic packaging, in particular, consumes energy and is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. Waste generated by all types […]

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