Friends of Hempstead Plains

Tuesday Night Sunset Walks and Talks
Hosted By David Stolarz

6-9PM, Talk at 7 PM

RSVP Requested to

Society - July 18th - An Overview Of What We Do
echnology - July 25th - Technology on the Plains
Reading - Aug. 1st - A Group Reading Of Whitman’s “Leaves Of Grass”
Engineering - Aug. 8th -The Engineering Within Our Green Building
Arts - Aug. 15th - Paint or Music Night
Mathematics - Aug. 22nd -Mapping The Plains
Science - Aug. 29th - Interns On The Plains




A Very Special Heartfelt "THANK YOU"

To Everyone Who Made

Our Annual Prairie Benefit Cocktail Party

A Resounding Success:

Honored Special Guest: Dr. John Staudt, Hofstra Univeristy, The Wheatley School

Corporate Volunteer Honoree: Mazars USA LLP

Ed Ichart, Lisa Bott, Maryann Richer -- We Are Mazars Committee

Community Service Award: Uniondale Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief John Skelly

Volunteer of the Year Award: Joe Grupp

Program: “Cargo Containers” By Tom Coughlin: MODS of NY

Photographer: Tom McCloskey

For tickets or to donate to our annual fundraiser, contact Betsy at 516-572-7575 Ext: 26531

or email:




Friends of Hempstead Plains is proud to announce the publication of our 2017 Calendar.

Onsale now for $10, plus $2 shipping.  Visit our Gift Shop, or email (especially if you are having trouble paying with paypal).

The Story Behind The Hempstead Plains Education and Research Center

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Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Hempstead Plains and to offering educational programs about this special and rapidly vanishing ecological and historical habitat.

 Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College, Inc. was formed in 2001, dedicated to the perpetual preservation, restoration and management of the site through scientific research and education. 
Our goals and objectives are to: 
• Protect the land ~ prevent further destruction of critical habitat and promote compatible development in the surrounding area.
• Restore the ecological habitat ~ restore the prairie grassland that once covered the area and rare species that depend on it.
• Promote and provide assistance for good stewardship of the land.
• Develop educational programs ~ offer environmental education for the community and coordinate educational opportunities for students of all ages.
• Promote research by college faculty and students.
• Encourage community involvement in restoration and management practices.


Directions: From Meadowbrook Parkway take Exit M4 to Charles Lindbergh Blvd.  Or from Merrick Ave., turn west on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (between Hempstead Ave. and Stewart Ave.) Follow Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to first right turn into NCC East Campus.  Turn Right into East Campus. See Hempstead Plains at first intersection. Turn right into Hempstead Plains parking area.


  Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College (FHP) has established and adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Employment policy (“EEO”). The purpose of this EEO policy is to ensure that all employment and contract decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.


3:30 PM
April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, July 7. Bring your camera, binoculars and sneakers.

Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Weather permitting)
April 8 and 22, May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17, July 8. Bring gloves, rakes and clippers. Call to schedule additional workdays.

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