At a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting hosted by Manhasset-Lakeville Water District Commissioners Mark S. Sauvigne, Brian J. Morris and Steven Flynn, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Town of North Hempstead Erin Reilley discussed the Town’s 2017 Home Sustainability classes, offered during the spring and fall at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. Commissioners from the 21 water districts that comprise the NSWCA were in attendance.
“The classes help residents conserve water and prevent water pollution, while supporting local wildlife and creating beautiful home landscapes,” Reilley explained. “The public is invited to attend the gardening classes, although attendees must be Town of North Hempstead residents to participate in the composting or rain barrel classes.”
The classes include: Build a Rain Garden, Native Plant Gardening, Recycle the Rain (Rain Barrel) and Learn How to Compost. For more information or to register, call (516) 869 6311.
“I want to thank Ms. Reilley for leading this informative presentation,” Andrew Bader, President of the NSWCA and Plainview Water Commissioner said. “We are all responsible for conserving and protecting our water supply and the classes offered by the Town of North Hempstead are a great way to educate the public on how they can help protect our local environment.”