Join the Student Conservation Association 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.
During Hurricane Sandy, much of Floyd Bennett Field was flooded, and storm debris still remains along the trails and beachfront. Volunteers will be clearing the trails and removing litter and debris from the beach.
WHEN: Saturday, May 10th, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Meet at Ryan Visitor Center on Flatbush Ave. Parking is available on site. SCA will also provide a free shuttle at 9:00 am from Brooklyn College (#2 or #5 to Flatbush Ave).
WHAT: Removing storm debris from the beach and trails on Raptor Point.
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. An optional free tour of the Historic Airfield Hangar will also be offered after lunch.
REGISTRATION: Please sign up for this event online at conserveNYCmay.
QUESTIONS: Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401.
9:00 am: Meet SCA shuttle at Brooklyn College (if coming by shuttle)
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 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and closing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Optional free tour of the Historic Airfield Hangar
3:00 pm: Shuttle departs Floyd Bennett Field to return to Brooklyn College