Help Wanted: Volunteer For A Cleanup Crew At Marine Park

Help Wanted: Volunteer For A Cleanup Crew At Marine Park
Marine Park.
Marine Park. (Photo: Tanya Pavl / Facebook)

Get your hands dirty cleaning up one of New York City’s largest parks.

In honor of Earth Month, volunteers are invited to join a coastal cleanup effort in Marine Park on April 9. The event, supported by The Nature Conservancy, the Natural Areas Conservancy, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks, and the Parks Department, kicks off an ongoing project to restore the park’s salt marsh — one of only two remaining coastal habitats for migratory birds and other wildlife in New York City. The effort is also preparing new trails and developing more educational programing in the park.

Volunteers should show up at the park between 9:30 and 10:30am to register. They will then be dispatched on beauty duty (picking up trash) along the coastline until noon. The volunteers will then be able to enjoy the rest of the afternoon visiting three of Marine Park’s nature exploration stations — where they can learn about bird-watching, the local vegetation, and about the work of park rangers.

The day ends at 1pm when volunteers are treated to lunch.

Volunteers should meet up on the day of the event at Gerritsen Avenue between Lois and Seba avenues. You can register in advance here.


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