2005-05-06 / Community

Marsh Restored at Dubos Point

¬†Despite a continual rain last Saturday, the Green Apple Corps of NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation teamed up with the American Littoral Society to remove debris that was impacting a marsh at Dubos Point Wetland Preserve in Arverne. Veteran volunteers Mickey & Barbara Cohen and Marlen Waaijer were on hand to help out. “This cleanup is part of a long-term program to work at various sites around Jamaica Bay and remove tires, plastic bottles, styrofoam, derelict boats and other floatable items that wash up on the marshes thus impeding their natural growth” said Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian. “Another benefit of removing old tires and boats is that they are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.” In September, the Littoral Society hopes to get hundreds of volunteers to work at over a dozen shoreline sites in Jamaica Bay. Pictured, neither rain nor chilly weather deterred the dynamic duo clean team of Mickey & Barbara Cohen as they joined with the city’s Green Apple Corps last Saturday to help cleanup Dubos Point in Arverne. ¬†

The marsh can “breathe” (and grow) again as hundreds of pounds of debris were removed from the shoreline marsh grasses. The marsh can “breathe” (and grow) again as hundreds of pounds of debris were removed from the shoreline marsh grasses.

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