ConSERVE NYC at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - May 16, 2015 9:30 am

Join SCA for our May ConSERVE NYC event at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn!

Floyd Bennett Field was opened as New York City’s first municipal airport in 1931. Throughout the 1930s it was the launch site of many historic flights, included those piloted by Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. In 1972, Floyd Bennett Field became a part of Gateway National Recreation Area, and is now managed by the National Park Service as a museum and park space incorporating a campground, a community garden, and numerous trails along the waterfront of Jamaica Bay.

Volunteers will work to remove invasive vines on the perimeters of Floyd Bennett Field, and tackle invasives along the bike trail on Flatbush Avenue.

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHERE:  Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Meet at Ryan Visitor Center on Flatbush Ave. Parking is available on site.

BY PUBLIC TRANSIT: From Brooklyn or Manhattan, take the 2 or 5 train to Flatbush Ave, then transfer to the Q35 bus towards Rockaway Park Beach 116th St. Get off at the Ryan Visitor Center stop. From Queens, take the Q53 to Beach 116th Street, then transfer to the Q35 toward Brooklyn College.

WHAT: Removing invasives from the bike trail along Flatbush Avenue.

BRING WITH YOU: Wear long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes that can get dirty.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast snacks and a pizza lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves and all project supplies.

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

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


9:30 am: All volunteers arrive at Ryan Visitor Center for registration
10:00 am: Welcome and kick-off
10:30 am – 1:30 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch and closing
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Optional free tour of the Ryan Visitor Center exhibits