• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

    Gateway

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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

Event Details

  • 05/26/2013

    Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: American Littoral Society Contact Email: donriepe@gmail.com Contact Phone Number: (917)371-8577

Come see the annual mating ritual of the horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to lay eggs.  Also present will be sanderlings, ruddy turnstones and other shorebirds to feed on them.  Learn about the history, ecology, and medical value of this ancient "crab."  Kids welcome!  Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and carpool to the ball field beach at the south end of Broad Channel.  Leaders: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe.  Bus Q-52/53.