2005-04-29 / Community

Earth Day Cleanup At Jamaica Bay


 A total of 130 people from a coalition of many groups came out for Earth Day last week  to clean up and restore the “Four Sparrow Marsh” in Jamaica Bay.  Groups represented included: American Littoral Society, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation, NOAA, Gateway NRA, Green Apple Corps, Partnerships For Parks, Sierra Club, NYC Audubon, National Parks & Conservation Assn., Home Depot, Ernst & Young, Diamond Point Yacht Club, Sebago Canoe Club, Home Depot, Richmond Hill High School, CityTerm School, and Tia-Cref Org. The group removed an estimated  total of 10 tons of wood, plastic, old tires, and other debris that was impacting marsh growth. “This was a massive effort by many people and the start of this year’s Operation Jamaica Bay Clean Sweep program,”  said Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian. . Pictured, Joe Grant of Broad Channel removes debris by boat. A total of 130 people from a coalition of many groups came out for Earth Day last week  to clean up and restore the “Four Sparrow Marsh” in Jamaica Bay. Groups represented included: American Littoral Society, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation, NOAA, Gateway NRA, Green Apple Corps, Partnerships For Parks, Sierra Club, NYC Audubon, National Parks & Conservation Assn., Home Depot, Ernst & Young, Diamond Point Yacht Club, Sebago Canoe Club, Home Depot, Richmond Hill High School, CityTerm School, and Tia-Cref Org. The group removed an estimated total of 10 tons of wood, plastic, old tires, and other debris that was impacting marsh growth. “This was a massive effort by many people and the start of this year’s Operation Jamaica Bay Clean Sweep program,” said Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian. . Pictured, Joe Grant of Broad Channel removes debris by boat.Workers from many groups worked together to remove heave debris from the Jamaica Bay marshes. 
Workers from many groups worked together to remove heave debris from the Jamaica Bay marshes. 

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