Thursday, April 15, 2010

NYS DEC Commissioner to Visit Hempstead Harbor

Mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by celebrating the environmental improvements that have been achieved in Hempstead Harbor at a media event with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis and the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, at Morgan Park, Glen Cove. All those who enjoy and care about Hempstead Harbor and invited to attend.

The anticipated opening of a portion of the harbor to shellfish harvesting for the first time in more than 50 years and the important role that citizens can play in bringing about environmental improvements will be emphasized.

The Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee (HHPC) is an inter-municipal organization made up of the municipalities surrounding the harbor. HHPC has obtained grants to create harbor management and water quality improvement plans, improve conditions at Scudders Pond, and begin development of a canoe/kayak trail in Hempstead Harbor, Oyster Bay, and Cold Spring Harbor—among many other important environmental projects.

The Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Association is a technical advisor to HHPC and a strong supporter of the committee's work, as is the Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor, a non-profit organization.

DIRECTIONS TO MORGAN PARK from Glen Cove Fire House at northern end of NYS Rt. 107: Turn right onto Brewster Street. At first light, make a left onto Mill Hill Road (take the fork going UPHILL). At the top of the hill bear left onto a street called The Place. Make the third left onto McLoughlin Street (you will see a sign for Morgan Park there). Follow McLoughlin Street almost to the end, and make a right onto Germaine Street. The entrance to the parking lot will be on the left.

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