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Volunteerism | by Irene Tejaroxy Hoss (Kittenclaw)
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Volunteerism

50+ folks came out to help clean/restore the hidden gem known as Rocky Point Marsh. For decades this marsh remained a mostly undiscovered patch of New York City land, which would have been great except for the litter from the New York harbor which passed over a dune and remained inside the marsh.

 

Without the garbage, this land could once again provide habitat for herons, crabs, muskrats, and hundreds of migrating shorebirds.

 

Spearheaded by National Park Service volunteer Shervin Hess, with the active support of Park Ranger Tony Luscombe, this ambitious project will restore the last tidal wetland in Breezy Point, Queens.

 

Check-out Marshmakers which is chock-full of videos, photos, and cheeky musings on the progress of this wetland.

 

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Taken on April 30, 2011