Laura has sent updated information for the Jamaica Bay Beach Cleanup:
*update RSVP by august 22 please!!
*You must fill out forms, will be available on the site
1- CMRC volunteer form and waiver (CMRC waiver)
2- the National Park Service Waiver (NPS waiver Page 1 and Page 2).
What to bring:
Come prepared! The CMRC highly recommends you bring the following items to make your day pleasant:
- read and signed CMRC volunteer form and waivers
- good walking shoes that can get wet and dirty
- if you can carry them: boots for walking in the marsh or extra shoes
- change of socks
- wear clothes that can get dirty and sandy
- wind breaker and sweatshirt if the weather is below 75 degrees as it can get cold by the water
- hat, sunscreen, and sun glasses
- bug repellant
- water and snacks
- a camera if you want some nice, distant photos of Manahattan
- binoculars for bird watching or viewing Manhattan
Remember you must be in good physical health to participate. If you are tired or must rest at any time during the event, please do so and enjoy the beach. Please remember at the end of the day to pack out all items you bring to the beach.
The Beach Clean-up will be held at the 'Big Egg Marsh' beach, located about 500 yards west of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Directions to the Beach via public transit (from Manhattan and Brooklyn):
-Take the A train towards Queens. Make sure you are on a Rockaways bound A train. (You can switch to the correct A train at the Rockaway Blvd. Station or avoid taking a Lefferts Blvd. bound A train when you start out.)
-Take the the A train to the Broad Channel station. Exit the station to walk west on Noel Rd. to Cross Bay Blvd. Turn left at Cross Bay Blvd (you'll be walking south). Walk south until you get to W. 22nd Street - the last street before the bridge. Turn right at W. 22nd St. and follow to the baseball diamond. The beach is just past center field - walk to center field and continue until you find the path through the marsh grass. You'll see us on the beach.
The CMRC reminds all walkers and transit riders to take caution crossing streets, look for cars, and wear good shoes.
Driving Directions to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center:
If anyone will be driving, we would meet them 15 minutes before the start time at the Jamaica Bay Visitors Center.
From North, East, and West:
Belt Parkway to Exit 17 S, Cross Bay Boulevard. Proceed south on Cross Bay Boulevard across the Joseph Addabbo - North Channel Bridge. The Visitor Contact Station is approximately 1.5 miles past the bridge on the right. Turn right at traffic light for Visitor Contact Station parking.
Alternate, and from the South:
Beach Channel Drive to the Cross Bay - Veterans Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge toward Broad Channel.
Follow Cross Bay Boulevard through Broad Channel, about 1 mile. Turn left at traffic light into the Visitor Contact Station parking lot.
This project is coordianted by the The Coastal Marine Resource Center.
Please contact Laura (Assistant Organizer) with any questions.
The Coastal Marine Resource Center