Whether it is planting beach grass, cleaning up debris or sprucing up buildings with fresh coats of paint, JBRPC relies on dedicated volunteers like you to protect and enhance Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway parks. With more than 10,000 acres of parkland, there is no shortage of ways to make an impact!
Projects vary and can be geared toward individuals, families or groups. If you would like to get involved, please visit our partners at NYC Parks, the National Park Service and the American Littoral Society, and check back regularly for additional opportunities, including processing beach grass from our Beach Grass Nursery.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: World Wetlands Day, Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10am. Join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day on Friday, February 2, 2018! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and JBRPC to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from the Seagirt Avenue Wetlands in Far Rockaway, Queens. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.
Space is Limited. Registration is required: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/stewardship/4598/register
Meeting Location: Beach 6th Street and Seagirt Avenue, Far Rockaway.
More information can be found at: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/stewardship/4598