About The Protection Committee
In recognition of their shared interests and an understanding that water quality and coastal issues are best addressed on a coordinated, watershed level, in 1998 North Hempstead, Nassau County, and eleven Bay coastal communities voluntarily entered into an inter-municipal agreement for water quality planning purposes.
In spring of 1999, the Manhasset Bay Water Quality Improvement Plan was completed. The Plan identified bacteria-pathogens, sediment, nutrients, and litter/debris as the major non-point source pollutants affecting Manhasset Bay, and storm-water run-off as the major conduit.Implementation of the Plan began in 1999 with funding through the Environmental Protection Fund.
There are now fifteen (15) member municipalities: 13 villages, the Town, and the County. A representative from each member-municipality is appointed to serve on the Committee.
The job of each representative is to:
represent the needs of its municipality
present ideas for Committee activities
serve as an advisor to the Director of the Committee
and most importantly, bring tools and information back to its municipality so that it can become an effective part of the effort to restore and protect Manhasset Bay and its watershed.
The Committee Director's role is to carry-out the mission of the Committee by developing and implementing the various water quality improvement projects that are seen as Committee priorities.
How Might You Be Involved In
Committee Programs and Activities?
The Committee serves a very diverse audience and works with a variety of partners. We strive to provide useful and effective information to each member of our audience:
Residents of the Watershed:
Residents of the Manhasset Bay watershed play a crucial role in the restoration and protection of the Bay and its watershed. It is each person responsibility to ensure that their impact on our environment is the least possible. Please request information on our activities and copies of all of our educational materials.
A number of materials and studies are done to assist the municipalities in minimizing their impact on our local environment through highly effective but low-cost and low-maintenance solutions. Education materials are always available to the member-municipalities with a possibility of mailing and printing assistance. For more information, please contact us immediately!
Please contact us with questions and comments!!
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