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Natural Solutions and Resiliency

  • Conservation of trees- Trees provide many benefits like carbon dioxide removal, stormwater absorption, habitat for wildlife, windbreaks, and shade, which can lower cooling/heating costs. The Town is a Tree City USA Community and has a tree committee to manage tree resources. The Town also recently passed an amended strengthened tree code. For more information on tree conservation visit NorthHempsteadny.gov/Trees
  • Native Plantings- native plants have long root systems, which help to absorb carbon dioxide, as well as other air pollutants and stormwater. The Town is increasing its use of native plants in our park system. These plants are also drought tolerant and thereby save potable water. Click here to learn more.
  • Cooling Centers- during extreme heat events the Town has cooling centers at Yes We Can Community Center, Tully Park and the Port Washington Senior Center. 
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan- Nassau County's Hazard Mitigation Plan emphasizes the identification and reduction of risks associated with natural hazards to increase community resilience. The North Hempstead plan can be found here