2010-09-17 / Community

Gateway Celebrates Public Lands Day

This year, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service will host an invasive plant removal on September 25, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of National Public Lands Day.

September 25, 2010 is National Public Lands Day. A day in which, all over the country, people volunteer their time and skills to honor and support national public lands. From Yosemite National Park in California to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York, projects are being planned at sites in every state, on and around September 25, 2010. National Public Lands Day 2010 celebrates service and recreation on public lands while reminding people about all the benefits of spending time on our public lands. NPLD inspires a new generation of volunteers committed to service on public lands. This event also encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America’s natural wonders through outdoor recreation. After working hard, volunteers can take a hike or go birding, and get healthy in America’s backyard.

Volunteer and work alongside park rangers to remove non-native invasive plants from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The targeted plants either choke out or take the place of native plants. The native plants have better wildlife use and aren’t so destructive.

Gloves are provided. Some tools, such as lopers, pruners, and weed wrenches, are available. Bring your own tools, if you have them.

We do ask that you make a reservation, in order for us to plan accordingly: 718-318-4340.

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