Friends of Hempstead Plains

The Story Behind The Hempstead Plains Education and Research Center

Upcoming Events

The 11th Annual Prairie Benefit

 May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM

 

Poets on a Long Island Grassland: A Workshop

 Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10 AM - 2 PM

 

Endangered Species Day Celebration

 Date To Be Announced

 

Inspiration from a Prairie

 Ecological Landscape Alliance Workshop Meeting

 Continuing Education Units Available for Professionals

 September 23 @ 8:30 am EST - 3:30 pm EST



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.
 

 
ABOUT FRIENDS
 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS: SPRING 2016


FRIDAY AFTERNOON WALKS AT THE HEMPSTEAD PLAINS
3:30 PM
April 15, 29, May 6, 20, June 3, 17, July 8. Bring your camera, binoculars and sneakers


WEEKEND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY WORKDAYS
Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Weather permitting)
April 16, 30, May 7, 21, June 4,18, July 9. Bring gloves, rakes and clippers



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