2006-04-14 / Community

'Marsh Madness' In Jamaica Bay

The American Littoral Society (ALS) is seeking volunteers for a marsh cleanup and planting event in Broad Channel on Saturday, April 22 in conjunction with "Volunteer For Earth Day Marsh Cleanup And Planning."

The group hopes to help stem the loss of marsh in Jamaica Bay by removing debris from a local marsh and then planting plugs of Spartina alterniflora , commonly know as salt marsh cord grads. Volunteers should wear boots and old clothes. Gloves will be provided.

Youngsters ages ten and above are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Cross Bay Boulevard just north of Broad Channel.

For further information, contact Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian, at (718) 318-9344.

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