Friday, June 28, 2013

Another chance to replant in the Jamaica Bay Marsh Island..

Marsh Island Restoration - Jamaica Bay
Join us on July 9th and July 10th, 2013, at 12PM for the Marsh Island Restoration in Jamaica Bay!  Sorrentino Green Teens attended this event back in May. They helped plant the Spartina Grass in the habitat that was negatively affected by Hurricane Sandy. This fast-growing grass will help prevent further erosion on marsh islands like Rulers Bar and Black Wall Marsh Island, and over time will bring back some much needed structure and buffering to the bay.  Email  to register.

 Meet us at the Littoral Society Office: 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel. You can take the subway or the bus:

Bus: Q-52 – LTD or Q53 – LTD to Cross Bay Blvd and Noel Rd.  From Noel Rd, head south on Cross Bay Blvd to W. 9th Rd, then make a right and walk west until you reach Shad Creek Rd.  The office is on the corner of W. 9th & Shad Creek.

Train: A to Broad Channel. When you get off the train, walk down West Rd to Noel Rd. Then make a right, and walk west until you reach Cross Bay Blvd. Turn left on Cross Bay Blvd and walk south to W. 9th Rd, cross the street and follow W. 9th to Shad Creek Rd.

Plan to work for 2-3 hrs.  We recommend volunteers wear tall boots, as the environment is very wet with marsh muck, water, and soft sand.  If it is warm out and people do not mind wet, muddy feet, water shoes are fine – no tennis shoes!  We can also bring extra footwear to change into once we are on the island. Wear something that will protect your feet.

Because of the wet environment, all electronics (cell phones, etc.) should be placed in zip lock bags. Volunteers can bring backpacks, and/or bags with supplies. Definitely bring lunch and a refillable water bottle. You will also want sun screen, a hat, and bug spray.  

There will not be bathroom facilities on the island, but it is just a few minutes trip on the boat back to the dock where there are facilities.

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