2012-06-15 / Community

Jamaica Bay Ecology Cruise Date Set

Join the American Littoral Society for a special 3-hour narrated tour of Jamaica Bay aboard the “Golden Sunshine” out of Sheepshead Bay. Jamaica Bay is truly New York’s last great wilderness and is considered the crown jewel of the city’s ecological resources with more than 13,000 acres of water, salt marsh, meadowland, and upland buffer woodlands. Despite being surrounded by the commercial, industrial, and residential development of Brooklyn and Queens, Jamaica Bay’s waters, upland salt marshes, and islands are a valuable resource for resident and migratory fish and birds, including many listed species. As you cruise through the beautiful bay, learn about the history and ecology of the bay and see nesting falcons, osprey, herons, egrets, ibis, shorebirds and waterfowl. Tour is led by noted naturalists Mickey Cohen and Don Riepe.

For more information call 718-318-9344 or e-mail: donriepe@gmail.com. This is a cooperative program among Gateway National Recreation Area, NYC Audubon, NYC Sierra Club and the American Littoral Society. For more field trips and programs check: www.alsnyc.org. Rain date: Sunday, July 1, 3-6 p.m.

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