Events

Beach Cleanups

Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Hempstead Town Board are teaming up with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS), and All Our Energy to host regular community beach clean-ups in Lido Beach and Point Lookout.  In early April the town held 2022's first beach clean-up of the year at Point Lookout in preparation for bird nesting season; it was such a success that we are now hosting one each month through October.

Pollution is a large problem, especially near water where each tide brings in more debris and trash. Lido Beach is a migration and nesting site for various species of birds, such as the endangered Piping Plover, which makes it even more important to keep the beach clean.

When residents join a beach cleanup, they can see the types of marine debris that washes ashore, learn how to quantify and report the data to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and understand what they can do to help.  After each volunteer time slot, people can really see the amazing impact they have made. 

We are asking for volunteers from the town each month to join in cleaning up trash and debris from the beach. This is a wonderful way to give back and to learn about the environment while working together as a community. Volunteers can sign up for a one-hour time slot; there will be a maximum number of participants per time slot, and registration is required. Clean-up supplies will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own gloves. Please practice social distancing.

There will be multiple dates and times throughout the summer. Please register in advance using the Eventbrite website.

Upcoming Beach Cleanup Events

Saturday, June 4, 2022- Register here!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Past Events

Sunday, March 27, 2022 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Share the Shore Day!

The Town of Hempstead, Audubon New York, and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) are partnering to host a free community event, Share the Shore Day, at Lido Beach Town Park on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Attendees can sign-up for a variety of exciting, family friendly activities including a beach cleanup, bird walks, shorebird sign making, ethical wildlife photography, and more! When registering, please ensure that you reserve a ticket for each member of your family or group, as space is limited for certain activities. General Admission tickets are available and include the Beach Cleanup, Audubon NY Kids Center, Education Hub, and AMSEAS First Responder Training presentation. The Bird Walks and Safe Shorebird Photography Tour require a ticket for each individual, as space is limited. Visit the Eventbrite website for a full schedule of the day's events!

ShareTheShoreDay

Volunteer Opportunities

The Department of Conservation and Waterways offers opportunities for volunteers to expand current programs and outreach throughout the Township. Opportunities are available on a one-time, weekly, or monthly basis depending on how much time a volunteer would like to contribute. See the graphic below, which highlights various activities for volunteers to participate in with the Department.  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Form.  

Email kathrob@tohmail.org for more information or questions.

Volunteer Opportunities