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Posted on: October 4, 2022

2022 Shorebird Season Wrap Up!

Black Skimmer with hatchlings

The Department of Conservation and Waterways once again hosted a successful shorebird breeding season on Town beaches. Beginning in March 2022, staff fenced off historical nesting areas with symbolic string and interpretive signage in preparation for our ...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Hawkwatch 2022 in Full Swing!

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Now that we're in the month of October, we are halfway into the Fall Hawk Migration season as northern birds of prey fly south along the Atlantic shoreline. There are many good spots on Long Island that give us a good vantage point in monitoring ...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

CREATURE FEATURE: The Blood Ark

blood ark by Barnegat bay shellfish

Our featured creature is colloquially known as the blood ark. This fuzzy little bivalve earns its name from the dark tissues and red blood found within its shell!  The presence of red blood is rare among most mollusks and is the result of hemoglo...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Clavin, Town Board Joined Conservationists for Beach Cleanup on International Coastal Cleanup Day

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Lido Beach, NY – The weather may be chilly, but conservationists from far and wide were hot on clearing Hempstead Town’s South Shore beaches of garbage and other debris in celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day. &...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Hempstead Town Deploys Shark Patrol, Provides Beach Safety Tips

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Beach season is well underway in America’s largest township and Town of Hempstead ocean lifeguards are out in full force, keeping watch over beachgoers and patrolling the waterways for unwelcome sharks. With a 10-foot mako shark having recently washed ash...

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Town News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Clavin, Bay Constables Share Boater Safety Tips as Memorial Day Weekend Approaches

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Lido Beach, NY – The week leading up to Memorial Day Weekend denotes National Safe Boating Week, an important observance that raises awareness about the significance of boater safety. In response to this nautical week, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin...

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Town News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Hempstead Town, Toyota Showcase Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles at Town Energy Park

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Building on Hempstead Town’s long history of environmental sustainability initiatives, Supervisor Don Clavin welcomed a new generation of hydrogen powered vehicles to the township’s Renewable Energy Park in Point Lookout.  The vehicles, manufactu...

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Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

2022 Beach Cleanup Dates Announced

Volunteers with balloons collected on the beach

The Town of Hempstead will once again be partnering with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) and All Our Energy to host monthly beach cleanups at Town beaches. The 2022 inaugural beach cleanup event will kick-off on March 27th at Point Lookout T...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Free Terrapin Excluder Devices Available at Conservation and Waterways

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Diamondback Terrapins are a critical species living in the waters and salt marshes throughout the Hempstead Bays.  A multi-year terrapin population study is currently being conducted by the Department. Unfortunately, one of the greatest threats t...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Hempstead Town Secures $300K NYS Grant to Support Enhanced Environmental Conservation Efforts

Supervisor Clavin oversees restoration efforts of town maintained waters off Inwood in Jamaica Bay.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin was joined by members of the Town Board to announce $300K in new grant funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to support the Town of Hempstead’s Shellfish Restoration Program – a proje...

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Town News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Town of Hempstead Partners with Environmental Groups to Promote Native Plantings in Hempstead

Town staff planting beach grass on Town beaches.

Town of Hempstead biologists collected native seed from the Hempstead Plains grassland in 2020, and were able to propagate and grow the seed in the Town’s newly renovated sustainable greenhouse.  This initiative is in partnership with Friends of ...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 4, 2021

Recovering Oyster Shells: From The Bay, To The Dinner Plate, and Back

Guest Lecture Recovering Oyster Shells Poster

Town of Hempstead Conservation Biologist, Stephen Naham, joined Maureen Dunn of the Seatuck Environmental Association for a guest lecture titled, "Recovering Oyster Shells: From The Bay, To The Dinner Plate, and Back".  The presentation...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Conservation Staff Grow Sugar Kelp in Hempstead Bay to Improve Water Quality

Sugar Kelp Gameteophytes under microscope

The cultivation of sugar kelp can be beneficial to the marine environment.  This species of macroalgae is very effective at absorbing excess nutrients that degrade water quality, a natural process often referred to as bioextraction.  The...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Hempstead Town, National Grid Expand Hydrogen Fueling Station

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, members of the Town Board and National Grid announced a joint project, to build one of the first and largest clean hydrogen projects in the country. The HyGrid Project located in Point Lookout on Long Island will blen...

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Town News
Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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