SHORELINE CLEANUPS IN JAMAICA BAY AND ROCKAWAY

We need your help! Join us as we work to remove floatable trash, plastics, and marine debris from the shorelines of Jamaica Bay and Rockaway. Parks in Jamaica Bay and Rockaway offer a unique and exciting connection to nature, collectively hosting over 325 species of birds, 50 species of butterflies, and 100 species of fish that make for a thrilling day of park stewardship alongside some of New York City’s most diverse and beautiful shorelines! Visit a new or favorite park all while protecting these important ecological resources.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, September 21, 2019: International Coastal Cleanup Day at Canarsie Pier, Brooklyn

Join Assembly Member Jaime R. Williams, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service for International Coastal Cleanup Day, where communities across the globe unite to collect and document marine debris and trash collecting on shorelines across the world. We’ll clean the beaches at Canarsie Pier, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, and a popular park for fishing, picnicking, and kayaking along the shorelines of Jamaica Bay. Join us for this international day of coastal conservation!

Saturday September 21, 2019: International Coastal Cleanup Day at Breezy Point Tip

In honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day, join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, American Littoral Society, National Park Service and Compass: The Belisario Team for a beach cleanup at Breezy Point Tip. Breezy Point Tip is a 200-acre natural area within Gateway National Recreation Area and home to important habitat for nesting piping plovers and other birds.  The park includes beaches, natural dunes and marshlands. A guided nature walk will take place after the cleanup.

Saturday, September 28, 2019: National Public Lands Day: Jamaica Bay Greenway Cleanup at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn

Sitting along the Belt Parkway in Sheepshead Bay, Plumb Beach offers a sandy beach, tons of wildlife viewing, and serves as a popular site for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Plumb Beach is perhaps most famous for the many horseshoe crabs that use it during mating season. Help us protect this valuable wildlife habitat by preparing the fence along the Jamaica Bay Greenway at Plumb Beach and removing trash from the park!

Saturday, September 28, 2019: National Public Lands Day: Shoreline Cleanup at Marine Park, Brooklyn

Marine Park is Brooklyn’s largest city park, encompassing over 530 acres of salt marsh, grasslands, maritime forests, and numerous recreational opportunities including a golf course, fishing, bocce courts, cricket fields, baseball fields, and playgrounds to name a few. Join us as we clean the shoreline along Gerritsen Inlet. Enjoy stunning city skyline views and wildlife viewing while protecting the shoreline of this diverse park!

Saturday, October 19, 2019: Shoreline Cleanup at Dubos Wildlife Sanctuary

Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 39 acres of salt marsh and wildlife habitat. Named for Dr. Rene Dubos, who coined the famous phrase, “Think Globally, Act Locally”, we’ll remove trash and other marine debris from this salt marsh lined shoreline. Act locally with us, and enjoy stunning city views and wildlife viewing, while protecting the shoreline of this important wildlife sanctuary in Jamaica Bay!

Saturday, November 16, 2019: Shoreline Cleanup at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn

Sitting along the Belt Parkway in Sheepshead Bay, Plumb Beach offers a sandy beach, tons of wildlife viewing, and serves as a popular site for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Plumb Beach is perhaps most famous for the many horseshoe crabs that use it during mating season. Help us protect this valuable wildlife habitat by removing trash and marine debris from its shorelines!

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