Town of North Hempstead
Earth Day 2004
"How Can You & I Help the Earth?"
Over the past 10 years Earth Day has been a significant day of celebration for the Town of North Hempstead. It has brought residents of all ages and from communities all over the Town to work together in marking the importance of our environment through cooperative community clean-ups.
Last year the Town of North Hempstead celebrated Earth Day through several exciting events that took place throughout the Town. There was a clean-up at the nature trail in Port Washington done by Whole Foods Market of Manhasset in conjunction with the Land for Public Trust, marsh plantings over two weekends, school and community clean-ups, and a school program that included an assembly and writing program that over 1,000 students across the Town participated in.
This year the Town of North Hempstead will run two weeks of Earth Day Events starting Monday, April 19, 2004 thru Saturday, April 30, 2004 with a special formal street cleaning the last two weeks of April. These events will coincide with the nationally recognized Earth Day (Thursday, April 22, 2004) and will bring even more of the Town and it's residents together.
Sponsorship Signup form
Earth day message from the supervisor
Earth day donation form
Operation Clean Sweep Information
2004 Earth Day Events
12 Ways you can help the Earth
Earth Day Donations
(L to R): Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Assemblywoman Donna Ferrara, Harvest Diner owner Will Savva Lou Corde of Westbury VFW Post 945, Roy Doxey VFW post 945, and Leonard Sotelo.
Arbor Day in Westbury
Supervisor Kaiman and Assemblywoman Ferrara Encourage Area Business Owners to Support the Environment
Westbury, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Assemblywoman Donna Ferrara helped plant a tree for Arbor Day outside the Harvest Diner Restaurant on Old Country Road in Westbury. The event was meant to encourage area business owners and residents to help protect the environment.
Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872, National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April.
(L to R): Supervisor Kaiman and Councilman Robert Troiano with the
Westbury Hills Civic Association
Clean-up in Westbury to Celebrate Earth Day
Westbury, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Robert Troiano joined over 40 members of Westbury Hills Civic Association for an Earth Day clean-up at the Brush Hollow Road exit of Northern State Parkway last weekend. Among the projects completed, was the creation of a new garden adjacent to the off ramp of the Parkway.
(L to R):Artie LaMonica, Keyspan Line Clearance Supervisor;
Martin Mullarkey, LIPA Line Clearance Manager; Supervisor Jon Kaiman;
and Rafe Lieber, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Town of North Hempstead.
Town Supports "Wire Friendly Tree" Program
Manhasset, NY - Taking advantage of a Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) program which offers municipalities and civic associations a $25 rebate for every "wire friendly tree" planted, Supervisor Jon Kaiman recently accepted a check in the amount of $9,525 from LIPA Line Clearance Manager Martin Mullarkey. In the past three years, the Town of North Hempstead has planted over 375 standard planting size trees near overhead electric wires.
"Gentlemen Start Your Engines"
North Hempstead Kicks-Off Operation Clean Sweep
New Hyde Park, NY –North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman (middle), Councilman Wayne Wink (left), and Councilman Tony D'Urso (right) kicked off "Operation Clean Sweep" on Monday April 19, 2004 at 7:00am in Michael J. Tully Park. The Town will have over 20 street sweepers and cleaners out on the roads throughout the next two weeks, with the goal of cleaning every inch of the over 520 curb miles.
(L to R): Kim Corcoran, Director of Environmental Affairs; Kevin Braun, North Hempstead Planning
Department; Mr. and Mrs. Morgenstein; Peter Gong; Supervisor Jon Kaiman; David Wasserman, Planning Commissioner; Gerry Olsen, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation; and Gil Anderson, Commissioner of Public Works.
Wetland Planting at Bar Beach
North Hempstead and NOAA Continue Effort to
Improve Water Quality
Port Washington, NY –North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman today reaffirmed the Town's commitment to building a sustainable wetland at Bar Beach today by announcing a further volunteer planting effort scheduled for May 22, 2004 funded by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). In addition, Whole Foods Market, the largest retailer of natural and organic foods, has committed to providing volunteers for the event. The ecological development effort continues to highlight the Town's continuing focus on improving the water quality of the harbors and the environment.