Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Habitat Defenders! Invasive Plant Removal at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Join this National Volunteer Week effort to help rid the park of damaging invasive plants at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, April 18, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Volunteer a couple of hours to help cut, dig, and pull out invasive species around the West Pond. It can be very therapeutic!
Gloves and tools provided. Reservations required: 718-318-4340.
The refuge is in Queens on Cross Bay Boulevard. It is accessible by public transportation.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.