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Habitat Defenders! Invasive Plant Removal at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Volunteers working together in removing invasive plant vegetation.
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News Release Date: April 15, 2010

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 NC 4 in flight.

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.