ConSERVE NYC: Building Trail at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2014 9:30 am

Join the Student Conservation Association as we begin our second year of ConSERVE NYC events at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens! SCA volunteers began clearing ground for new trail at the refuge last March, and over the summer SCA high school crews created a full wheelchair-accessible trail from the Visitor Center to the waterfront. This month, volunteers will return to complete the trail and continue the process of removing invasives and storm debris from the beach.

WHEN: Saturday, October 18th, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11693. Meet at Visitor Contact Station on Cross Bay Blvd. (See directions below.)

WHAT: Volunteers will continue work on the wheelchair-accessible trail created by SCA’s YCC crew this summer, and remove mugwort and other invasives around the refuge.

BRING WITH YOU: Wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast and lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves, reusable water bottles, and all project supplies.

REGISTRATION: Please register online at to complete the online waiver.


BY PUBLIC TRANSIT: Take the Q53 Rockaway Park Limited bus to the Cross Bay Blvd/Wildlife Refuge stop, or take the A train to Broad Channel. SCA will provide shuttle transportation from the Broad Channel stop on the A train. Vans will be running from 9:00am-9:30am.

BY CARFrom Queens or Brooklyn, take Cross Bay Blvd to Broad Channel. From Manhattan, take the Belt Parkway toward the Rockaways to exit 11S for Flatbush Ave. Merge onto Flatbush Ave and continue onto Marine Parkway Bridge. Keep left to stay on Beach Channel Drive, then continue on Beach Channel to the Cross Bay Bridge. Cross bridge and continue north to Broad Channel. Parking will be available at the Visitor Contact Station. 


9:00 am – 9:30 am: If coming by train, meet SCA shuttle vans at Broad Channel stop
9:30 am: All volunteers arrive at Visitor Contact Station for registration & kick-off
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch & closing
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Optional guided hike on the West Pond Trail

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Shuttle vans return to Broad Channel stop


Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.


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