Since 2012, the American Littoral Society 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 Society to help with the effort on one of these restored islands. Volunteers will meet at Society 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 Society office will have a bathroom available for changing in and out of clothes. A limited number of waders are available for borrowing if you cannot get wet for any reason, medical or otherwise. The Society will provide masks and sanitizer to anyone that needs them.
Registration required (email: firstname.lastname@example.org for link)