Spend an extended weekend at the eastern tip of Long Island during peak spring orchid and heather bloom.This trip includes double occupancy accommodations at the luxurious Manor House, five meals, five guided hikes, two evening programs, and a star watch. Free pickup at the Montauk LIRR station. See nesting pine and prairie warblers, and visit a cranberry bog with flowering orchids and sundews.
Easy hiking in woodlands and on the dunes, beach, and bluffs.
Limited to 60. $385 ($120 single supplement)
With NYC Audubon and NYC Sierra Club. Guides: Don Riepe, Mickey Cohen, Mike Bottini
For more information or to register, contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Marsh Restoration Initiative
In Fall 2011, the American Littoral Society and the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers kicked off the planning sessions for the first-ever, community led, salt marsh restoration project in a national park. By Summer 2013, we were ready to plant 88,000 plugs of spartina alterniflora and distribute 200 pounds of locally harvested seed. As a result, over 33 acres of fragile tidal salt marsh islands were restored in Jamaica Bay. Over 500 volunteers harvested seed, ferried volunteers in their boats and then performed large-scale plantings on Ruler's Bar and Black Wall marsh islands, resulting in significant cost savings and hands-on engagement with this vital estuarine habitat. This is community pride and conservation at its best! We will continue to monitor and maintain the islands in the years to come, along with launching new habitat restoration projects throughout Jamaica Bay.
With funding provided by the NYS DEC, the American Littoral Society launched its first-ever Restoration Corps as part of the Marsh Restoration Initiative. Restoration Corps is an environmental leadership and green jobs training program for local high school students that teaches participants to enhance and restore the natural environment through shoreline and habitat restoration.
The Marsh Restoration Initiative is made possible through support from our partners at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Gateway National Recreation Area, US Army Corps of Engineers and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.