PW Green

Timothy Serignese, Contributing Writer

Port Washington Green is a non-profit organization that preserves natural areas and promote eco-friendly living. They work to promote Port Washington’s wildlife and enviornment. In addition to enhancing the community through environmental education and fundraising, PW Green works with the school district, along with ecologists, botanists, and ornithologists, to supply environmental education to children at the Guggenheim Preserve. Children are taught about the abundant wildlife that lives in the Preserve. The organization is lead by volunteers and relies heavily on donations to fund their projects.

PW Green’s first fundraiser was on Nov. 19 at Finn MacCool’s, where they honored the work of board member Mr. David Jakim.

Jakim has taken records of the numerous species of wildlife found at the collection of former sand pits found at the Hempstead Harbor Nature Sanctuary. There are 240 acres of these former sand pits owned by the Town of North Hempstead, near Harbor Links Championship Golf Course. Since the 1980s, this land has become a natural area with a variety of  animals, plants, and wetlands.

Mr. Jakim discussed his discoveries that he recorded from these sand pits, and answered questions from fellow community members who attended the event. A silent auction and raffles took place to help raise money for this non-profit organization.