Plants & Animals
The Department maintains a biological staff whose disciplines range widely from endangered, injured and stranded species; entomology, botany, geology, ornithology, marsh, estuarine and beach processes, clam grow-out and seeding, to computer design and applications, including geographic information systems. Learn how the Department protects and manages various plant and animal species in the Town of Hempstead.
View the preserves and nature areas owned and managed by the Town of Hempstead.
Conservation & Waterways manages more than 17,000 acres of coastal wetlands.
Conservation & Waterways owns and operates its own marine analytical laboratory, where Hempstead Bay water quality samples are processed, as well as the analysis of other environmental parameters.
Shellfish Restoration Program
Learn more about our net-zero energy aquaculture facility, where we grow hard clams, oysters, and sugar kelp.
Building Community through Sustainable Living
This collaborative program provides unique learning opportunities about sustainable practices while growing native plants and vegetables for various community programs.
Good stormwater management practices around the home are essential to preserving Hempstead Town's beautiful natural resources.
Clean Energy Initiatives
Hempstead Town has prioritized renewable energy and sustainability initiatives and has demonstrated this commitment through action by completing a number of progressive clean energy projects that utilize solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, battery storage, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and more.