Planting for Clean Water
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District worked on three raingardens, utilizing grant funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Long Island Sound Study's Long Island Sound Futures Fund. These raingardens will protect the Long Island Sound from pollution carried by stormwater runoff. The location of each raingarden was carefully chosen and built where it would collect the most stormwater runoff.
We would like to give a special thank you to the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program, Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee, Town of Oyster Bay, Friends of Cedarmere, Village of Bayville, Village of Centre Island, Nassau County Department of Public Works, Nassau County Parks Department, and all of our volunteers for their help. Only by working together, were we able to complete these projects.