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, September 17, 2022-International Coastal Cleanup Day!- Register here!

Sunday, September 25, 2022- Register here!

Sunday, October 30, 2022- Register here!

Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town of Hempstead are teaming up with Fabien Cousteau, eldest grandchild of Jacques Cousteau and founder of the Ocean Learning Center, for the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17, 2022 at Lido West Town Park. We have added this date to our regular beach cleanup schedule to celebrate all the ocean provides for our blue planet by asking volunteers to help clean our coastline and beaches. All Our Energy, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, Long Beach Cleanup, Surfrider, and the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center have joined forces for this event. To register, click here!

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Past Events

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022

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.  

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Volunteer Opportunities