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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: Atlantic Brant Research Project

Atlantic brant with geolocator "backpack" and two white tarsal leg bands.

Report by Leah Gath, Hofstra University

The Town of Hempstead is currently assisting the Canadian Wildlife Service, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and University of Missouri with a researc...

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Additional Info on NYS DEC's banding program... Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: Building Community Through Sustainable Living

Camp ANCHOR participants harvesting vegetables for Long Beach Soup Kitchen.

In the 2021 Building Community Through Sustainable Living program, the Town of Hempstead had multiple partnerships with local community organizations and colleges including Hofstra University and Farmingdale State College, resulting in community engagemen...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: 2021 Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring

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The Town of Hempstead has grant funding to study the diamondback terrapin population in Hempstead Bay.  Town biologists believe this local estuary is an important habitat for diamondback terrapins, and this research will help gain a greater under...

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Conservation & Waterways 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 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: 2021 Piping Plover 2021 Breeding Season

Piping Plover

Piping plover pair numbers exceeded previous years this season, with a record number of 23 nesting pairs. A federally threatened and New York State endangered species, the piping plover has been monitored on Town of Hempstead beaches since the 1980s, and ...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: American Oystercatcher 2021 Breeding Season

American Oystercatcher

The Town of Hempstead has been monitoring American Oystercatchers since they began nesting in New York in the early 1990s. Major threats to oystercatcher populations include loss of habitat and climate change. While Town beaches offer a space for recreati...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Annual Clam Seeding Completed in Hempstead Bay

2018 seeding

Since 1983, Town of Hempstead Conservation staff have been seeding the local shellfish beds with juvenile hard clams in an effort to sustain the shellfishery and to maintain the natural water filtration capacity of the bay's shellfish population....

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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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Additional Info... Conservation & Waterways News
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

green hydrogen facility

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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