Coastal Cleanup: Rockaway Community Park

Coastal Cleanup: Rockaway Community Park
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Please join us for a coastal cleanup to pick up trash and large debris around the the coast of Rockaway Community Park. Gloves, rakes, and grabbers will be provieded to clean. Please come and support your local ecosystem!

Please call site captain, Matt Genrich, at (347) 386-6775 or email him at Matt.Genrich@parks.nyc.gov to register for this event.

About the Site
Previously known as Edgemere Park, it was changed to Rockaway Community Park in 1971 by local law. Projecting into Jamaica Bay at a northeasterly angle, the area is generally bounded by Conch Basin, Norton Basin, the bay itself, Sommerville Basin, and 54th Avenue. Another Parks property, Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary, is visible westward across Sommerville Basin.

The majority of the park’s acreage is currently inaccessible as it is returning to its natural state following years of use by the Sanitation Department. Located near several nature preserves, sanctuaries, and the Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway Community Park is being restored as part of the Parks mission to protect the wildlife and natural habitat of Jamaica Bay.


Date/Time

Saturday, March 17, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location

Almeda Avenue & Beach 58th St.
Almeda Avenue & Beach 58th St.

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