2005-06-10 / Community

NPS Sets Field Walk At Big Egg Marsh

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area is offering the public an opportunity to learn about salt marsh restoration efforts in Jamaica Bay during a field walk at Big Egg Marsh, Broad Channel on Sunday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Program participants will carpool from the Visitor Contact Station at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to the program site where a park ranger will conduct a “Marsh-Walk” tour during the peak of the spring season. Participants will explore plant life, observe wildlife, and learn about the on-going efforts of salt marsh stabilization and revitalization in Jamaica Bay. This program is free but reservations are required. To reserve your spot for this event, please phone the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at (718) 318-4340. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is located on Crossbay Boulevard, Broad Channel.

Participants should wear knee-high waterproof boots and bring sun/insect protection and drinking water.

For information on other programs that are being offered at Gateway National Recreation Area this summer, pick up a program guide at any park location or visit the web at: www.nps.gov/gate.

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