Situated in the Rockaways, Jacob Riis is known as the “People’s Beach” of New York City. The historic beachfront provides recreational space for thousands of residents every year, and important coastal habitat for water birds and other wildlife.
SCA’s high school community crews worked at the park over the past two summers to restore the shoreline in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. ConSERVE NYC volunteers will continue the effort by clearing debris and invasives from the beachfront.
WHEN: Saturday, December 6th, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
WHERE: Jacob Riis Park, 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694. Meet at the Riis Bathhouse.
WHAT: Volunteers will restore the shoreline by clearing storm debris and invasive species.
BRING WITH YOU: Wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring extra layers as the wind can get chilly on the waterfront!
PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast and lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves, reusable water bottles, and all project supplies.
REGISTRATION: Please sign up at conserveDEC2014.eventbrite.com to complete the volunteer waiver.
BY PUBLIC TRANSIT:
From MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, or the BRONX: Take the 5 train to Brooklyn College / Flatbush Ave, then transfer to the Q35 bus towards Rockaway Park Beach 116th St.
From QUEENS: Take the Q53 towards Rockaway Park Beach 116th St. At 116th St, transfer to the Q35 towards Brooklyn College / Flatbush Ave.
Take Flatbush Avenue over the Marine Parkway Bridge. The park entrance is on Beach Channel Drive just off the bridge.
9:30 am: Meet at Jacob Riis Bathhouse for registration
10:00 am: Welcome & kick-off
10:30 am – 1:30 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch & wrap-up
Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.