The Protection Committee
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 the
eleven Bay coastal communities voluntarily entered into an inter-municipal
agreement for water quality planning purposes.
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
are fourteen member municipalities: 12 villages, the Town, and the
County. A representative from each member-municipality is appointed
to serve on the Committee.
job of each representative is to:
the needs of its municipality
ideas for Committee activities
as an advisor to the Director of the Committee
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.
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.
Might You Be Involved In
Programs and Activities?
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:
of the Watershed:
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.
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!
the wheel is a waste of time, money and resources. Please call
us with questions and comments!!