Friends of Hempstead Plains
The Grand Opening of the Education and Research Center
on October 17, 2015
was great fun for all who attended.
It was also our first annual
Sheep-Parting Day to commemorate the history
of the Hempstead Plains as an essential driver of
ecosystem services in the development of the economy
of the region.
Thanks to all who participated and attended.
Pictures coming soon!
OUR TENTH ANNUAL PRAIRIE BENEFIT
ON MAY 1 WAS A SUCCESS
honoring CeCe Haydock, Landscape Architect
and Hon. Kate Murray, Hempstead Town Supervisor
Photos at this Dropbox Link
Our 2nd annual Endangered Species Day
Was Also a Success!
Saturday, May 30, 2015 • 1 pm -3 pm at The Hempstead Plains
Fun for all ages
Informative Games and Crafts
Raffles, Guided Nature Walk
Youth Art Art contest for grades K-12
Create an original drawing/painting of one endangered species on an 8 ½ by 11 piece of paper. Bring it to the Plains between 12 and 1 PM for judging by 3 professional artists/photographers. Prizes will be awarded in each grade group (K-2; 3-5; 6-8 and High School).
Adult Photography Contest
Create an 8x10 photo with the theme Biodiversity of Long Island. Bring it to the Plains between 12 and 1 for judging by 3 professional artists/photographers. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 photos.
See Events Page for more details
Photos from last year ...
Thank you Grade 6 Metamorphosis Students from Woodland Middle School in East Meadow for helping to improve the local environment.
Groundbreaking For Education and Research Center
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: FALL 2015
FRIDAY AFTERNOON WALKS AT THE HEMPSTEAD PLAINS
September 11 and 25, October 9 and 23, November 6. Bring your camera, binoculars and sneakers
WEEKEND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY WORKDAYS
Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 7. Bring gloves, rakes and clippers