FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2018
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NHTV Takes 1st Place in 2018 Hometown Media Awards
Town’s program follows DEC as it monitors & protects local marine life
North Hempstead, NY –North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth announced this week that the Town of North Hempstead’s non-commercial government channel North Hempstead Television (NHTV) won a first place award in the Alliance for Community Media’s Annual Hometown Media Awards in the Government Profile category. This is the third year in a row that the Town has been selected for a Hometown Media Award. The 2018 award winning piece focused on how the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation works to protect marine life in Manhasset Bay and surrounding waters. To view video, click here.
The short documentary was produced by Director of Communications Carole Trottere; Directed by NHTV Studio Director Alan Ginsberg and Samantha Hollinde; with additional filming by Zoey Peck.
“It’s truly an honor that our North Hempstead TV studio has been recognized by the Alliance for Community Media with this prestigious award,” said Supervisor Bosworth “We are always looking for new ways to keep our programming exciting and engaging for our residents. Through programs like this one we can highlight the important work of the State’s DEC and show viewers how we can all work together to protect marine life and keep our waters clean.”
The five-minute documentary takes a close-up look at the work of the New York State DEC Marine Resources and its critical role in monitoring striped bass populations. The DEC’s mission is to conserve, improve and protect the environment and resources of the State and to work in a collaborative effort with local municipalities.
"Our goal is to always to find interesting stories and help bring it to viewers,” said Ginsberg. “Focusing on the great, often unnoticed, work the DEC does, as well as continual efforts the Town of North Hempstead takes in protecting its local wildlife, this was such a great initiative that we were so glad to bring to light."
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “The Department of Environmental Conservation values our continued partnership with the town of North Hempstead and our shared goal of protecting New York’s waterways. North Hempstead’s focus on public outreach and waterway protection will help ensure that waterways like Manhasset Bay, Little Neck Bay, and Hempstead Harbor remain vital spawning areas for striped bass and all the popular sports fish that live and migrate through New York’s waterways.”
The goal of NHTV is to inform the public about all the Town has to offer in new and exciting ways. NHTV programming is available by tuning in to Channel 18 or 63 on Cablevision and Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS or by logging on to www.mynhtv.com.
The Town will be officially presented with its award at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in July in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2017 a PSA for not leaving your dog in a hot car won in the best public service announcement category; in 2016 and 2017 NHTV won for “Off The Trail” in the Entertainment & Arts Series; in 2015 the Town won for its mobile app public service announcement.
The goal of the ACM includes advocacy for the protection of Public, Educational and Government Access for all communities in the region and the nation.
For more information on North Hempstead Television please call 311.
Department of Environmental Conservation employees conduct monitoring of the local fish populations in North Hempstead waters.