2004-04-30 / Community

Osprey Environmental Club Plants Trees for Earth Day


Members of the American Littoral Society’s Osprey Club from P.S. 47  in Broad Channel planted native red cedar trees at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Earth Day,  April 22. After the tree planting, the group walked along the refuge trails to observe the osprey, a large fish-eating raptor that is currently nesting in Jamaica Bay. Next month, the group will go seining along the bay’s shoreline to learn about fish, crabs and other marine life common to the area. Children from grades 5-7 are welcome to join.  Pictured, Osprey Club members planting red cedar trees at the Jamaica Bay Refuge. The club leaders, Barbara Toborg and Kate Willsen are at right rear.Members of the American Littoral Society’s Osprey Club from P.S. 47 in Broad Channel planted native red cedar trees at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Earth Day, April 22. After the tree planting, the group walked along the refuge trails to observe the osprey, a large fish-eating raptor that is currently nesting in Jamaica Bay. Next month, the group will go seining along the bay’s shoreline to learn about fish, crabs and other marine life common to the area. Children from grades 5-7 are welcome to join. Pictured, Osprey Club members planting red cedar trees at the Jamaica Bay Refuge. The club leaders, Barbara Toborg and Kate Willsen are at right rear.
An Osprey with a five-foot wingspan in flight.An Osprey with a five-foot wingspan in flight.Club leader Barbara Toborg of Broad Channel carries the trees that the club members will plant.Club leader Barbara Toborg of Broad Channel carries the trees that the club members will plant.

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