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Summer Ecology Cruise

The Marsh Restoration Initiative

Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Summer Ecology Cruise

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Cruise September 28th Ended $55.00 $0.00
Kids under 16 Cruise Sept. 28th Ended $20.00 $0.00

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Come enjoy the natural splendor of Jamaica Bay on a sunset cruise!

Renowned naturalists Don Riepe and Mickey Cohen will lead this narrated tour of the bay’s rarely-seen backwater marshes, with opportunities to enjoy fantastic vistas, saltwater breezes and a tremendous variety of birds including osprey, egrets, herons and other shorebirds.

The cruise will end with a beautiful sunset highlighting the contrasting skylines of Jamaica Bay and New York City.

Please reserve right away! Seats are filling up quickly!

 Cost: $55 Adults, $20 children 16 and younger

Ticket price includes wine, cheese, fruit, & snacks 

The tour departs at 3:30 p.m. Please arrive at least a half-hour early to find parking and board the ship.

For more information about the tour, call (718) 474-0896 or e-mail: donriepe@gmail.com.

To learn more about the American Littoral Society, visit

www.littoralsociety.org.

 
 
Have questions about Summer Ecology Cruise? Contact The Marsh Restoration Initiative

When & Where


Pier 4
Bedford Avenue
New York, NY 11235

Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)


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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.


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