Jamaica Bay Marsh Island Planting

06/12/2021 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET


  • Free



Saturday, June 12th, 12:30-3:30pm ET

With the American Littoral Society

Since 2012, the American Littoral Society (ALS) has been restoring marsh islands within Jamaica Bay. Through volunteer efforts, over 30 acres of critical habitat for resident and migratory fishes, shorebirds, and other wildlife that call Jamaica Bay their home have been restored. Join NYC Audubon and the ALS to help with the effort on one of these restored islands. Volunteers will meet at ALS headquarters in Broad Channel and we will shuttle you on the "Jamaica Bay Guardian" boat to help with the planting of Spartina alterniflora grasses! 


Volunteers should bring their own mask, water, lunch, and sun protection, wear sturdy comfortable closed-toed shoes (old sneakers are best), and a hat. Be prepared to get into the water as we drop you off on the island that will be planted. Provided boat transportation will get as close to the shore as possible, but time and tides will affect how close we can get; typically, you can expect to be walking through 1-3 feet of water. Bring a change of clothes, or clothes that can get wet! The ALS will have a bathroom available for changing in and out of clothes. A limited number of waders available for borrowing if you cannot get wet for any reason, medical or otherwise. The ALS will provide masks and sanitizer to anyone that needs them. Registration required. Limited to 30. Free


Meeting Place: 

(Corner house on the dead-end street with the light gray wooden walkway, look for the shark hanging over the boiler!)


Driving Directions:

Park on Shad Creek Road or along W 9th Road, make sure you are parking where there are other cars, as some sides of the narrow streets are kept open for two-way traffic to go through.


Public Transit Directions:

A train (JFK bound) to Broad Channel station, then walk to the corner house at the end.

Q53-SBS or Q52-SBS get off at Noel Road, then walk south on Cross Bay Boulevard and turn on W 9th Road.


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