Volunteers Descend On Jamaica Bay Marshes
Organized by the American Littoral Society and Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, the volunteers came from the Church of God (100 strong), the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Sebago Canoe Club, NYC Audubon, NYC Department of Parks, National Park Service, and several other groups as well as the general public.
Organizers were grateful to have some many helping hands. They also offered many thanks to the boat captains, Don Riepe, Dan Mundy Jr., Jackie Scanlon, Mike Tubridy, and TJ for “taking time out from fishing to bring the volunteers from Broad Channel to the marsh island.”
"It was an amazing sight" said Elizabeth Stoehr, program director for the Littoral Society, "The group spent long hours in the hot sun planting thousands of little Spartina plugs to help restore the marsh."