Mission: Residents for a more beautiful port washington, founded in 1968, is a membership organization dedicated to sustainable growth by protecting the environment, enhancing the quality of life and increasing environmental awareness on the entire port washington peninsula. Our programs run the gamut from spearheading a us geological survey of the quantity and quality of our drinking water, planting trees all over town, maintaining vest pocket parks and sponsoring environmental education programs in cooperation with our school district to providing landscape design expertise and funding to beautify our library, and developing scenic walking trails on both of our shorelines. Increasingly, the group has spearheaded community efforts to ensure that new development on the peninsula meets the test of sustainability and preserves much of the charm that attracted current and earlier generations to port washington. Residents continues to work with the town of north hempstead on the remediation and beau
Programs: Public education - provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will lead to a more sustainable future. Making the people of the local communities aware of the impact of population and commercial growth through newsletters, advertisements and public forums and community events.
beautification program - plan, plant and maintain neighborhood parks. Advocacy for expansion of walking trails creating better linkages throughout port washington. Spearheading, in conjunction with town of north hempstead, business improvement district, chamber of commerce, long island railroad and the garbage district, the creation of the clean green zone on upper main street aimed at beautifying upper main street, and educating shop keepers and the general public to keep this shopping area "clean and green".
environmental protection and advocacy program - quality of life issues and protection of same regarding the population growth on the port washington peninsula. Residents leads programs in the port washington school district providing all of the students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will lead to a more sustainable future. Programs foster a deep appreciation of nature as well as an understanding of the role humans play in the degredation of our precious and fragile ecosystems.