12, 2013- Next Meeting 7:30 Town Hall
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.
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.
are fourteen member municipalities: 12 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.
New - Minutes of the board meetings added
of this Site
Manhasset Bay Protection Committee intends to use this web site
for the following reasons:
tool to educate residents that live within the watershed of the
14 municipalities in order to improve water quality in the Bay.
educate residents on the affects of storm water and failing septic
systems have on the Bay.
storehouse of educational articles, pamphlets, posters and fact
sheets to review.
local events that concern the Bay.
comments on how to improve the web site.