Preserve the Town of Hempstead’s Marine Nature Study Area [SIGN THE PETITION!]


Hey folks, please sign this petition to Preserve the Town of Hempstead’s Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside, which was damaged initially during Hurricane Irene and later from Superstorm Sandy. The facilities of this Town of Hempstead Preserve are in dire need of repair and reconstruction to return this Long Island environmental gem to its pre-storm condition.

marinenature4LINK: Preserve the Town of Hempstead’s Marine Nature Study Area

This preserve is an absolute wonder. If you’ve never been there before and love nature, you should go. I mean, don’t you want to see native prickly pear cacti???

LINK: Preserve the Town of Hempstead’s Marine Nature Study Area

You can read more about this petition over at It only takes a minute and you can hide your name for privacy. It’s absolutely vital that we preserve whatever nature we have left in Nassau.

LINK: Preserve the Town of Hempstead’s Marine Nature Study Area

(all photos taken by my wife and I)



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15 thoughts on “Preserve the Town of Hempstead’s Marine Nature Study Area [SIGN THE PETITION!]”

  1. Anthony, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We need to beautify along Island ( including along a Beach), for ourselves and our children. This is a wonderful investment in the future. And, if they need volunteers, sign me up.

  2. I’m sure a bunch of us drive past the preserve in Lido all the time, but I never even knew this one was in Oceanside. I’ll have to check it out one day.

  3. I don’t think taxpayer money should be wasted on this “preserve” These preserves only benefit the residents who live nearby to prevent development in their communities. Case in point- that stupid half acre farm in Malverne on Ocean Ave. County taxpayer money is being wasted to preserve a bankrupt former fraction of a farm to benefit a few nearby homeowners who don’t want to see affardable minority housing built there. Another example is the Lido preserve that was private property for sale and was bought by the town- now there is a barren unused property. All of thses examples result in less property tax revenue coming into the Town and County. Now you know why there are so many speed cameras going up to bring in revenue for the overpaid town and County workers.

    The other problem is all the illegal alien children being settled in our communities being supported by our taxes.

  4. so you’re anti-undocumented people and section 8 folks, but are also anti-preservation of property, which people only do to prevent affordable minority housing from being built.

    you done did brought the knowledge.

  5. Seymours right. Uuhhh, I mean correct. But he’s probably pretty far right too . Don’t you think? Aren’t you Seymour?
    We need more cement. Less grass. Less trees and flowers.. Just lots of concrete, right Seymour? Like the troglodytes did at the Nevada bus turnaround without any notice to the residents.
    Seymour , when is the next meeting of The Flat Earth Society of which you are the president?

  6. Halfway through the paving of the park- photo-

    “Big Yellow Taxi”
    Joni Mitchell

    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot
    With a pink hotel, a boutique
    And a swinging hot SPOT
    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you’ve got
    ‘Til it’s gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

    They took all the trees
    And put them in a tree museum
    Then they charged the people
    A dollar and a half just to see ’em
    Don’t it always seem to go,
    That you don’t know what you’ve got
    ‘Til it’s gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot…

  7. Re Nevada Park- last week a couple of us posted here about how the mini-park at the Nevada bus turn-around had been ruined by the City last year. I mentioned how they’d promised benches and other amenities that never came. Well, low and behold I just walked by and the benches have suddenly appeared, really nice stuff. I’ll send a picture later. I can’t believe the timing is a coincidence, and it looks like SeaByTheCity really can help make things change for the better. More later, but just wanted to say *thank you* Anthony, and thank God for free speech and the power of the press.

  8. I find it ironic that one of the points made in the proposal to make the West End more sustainable is the lack of green space and over abundance of concrete. I’m no engineer, but even I know water doesn’t drain without somewhere to go. How much could it possibly cost to maintain a bit of grass in that tiny park?

  9. Aside from the crassness of replacing grass with concrete it has to be remembered that it was done with absolutely no , none, nada consultation with the residents. In other areas of some enlightenment cement is replaced with grass. In LB it’s the opposite.

  10. Beachguy, you’re right…there was a plan submitted for a very green Nevada St park, but that wasn’t acted on.

    Based on my experience this year, however, it’s clear that City leaders are listening better and have been quite cooperative. The Nevada St park equipment work is the most recent example, preceded by mulching all of Beech and Park Ave tree pits, installing West End banners, painting Oceanview planters etc.

    There is a clear trend: volunteers from Project Challenge, WENCA and WEBA work in concert with the City. We’ll soon elicit the participation by the Chamber to form an effective force in improving our City.

    At the last two City Council meetings I spoke about Long Beach establishing a beautification strategy. This is not a pie-in-the-sky concept. Instead, it’s similar to programs implemented elsewhere that led to improved resident satisfaction and improved business results.

    We’ll have others speak to the Council in the future. I invite you to do so as well.

  11. The marshes filter the water, keeps it clean and controls mosquitoes. This preserve also has native cacti. If you haven’t been, check it out. I love this place. So nice to escape all the strip malls and traffic. I wish we had more preserves like this around.

    Oh and If you think every single property needs to generate tax revenue, you are a complete asshole with no soul. I hate feeding the troll, but only in NY do you find this attitude.

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