October 29, 2016
It's hard to believe that right near New York's bustling John F Kennedy Airport is the city's largest wetland, Jamaica Bay. This estuary is home to diverse wildlife species and made up of many meadow lands, freshwater ponds, and islands. However, it's still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and littered with trash and debris.
20 volunteers gamely got off at one of the last subway stops in Averne, New York to pick up 630 pounds of trash! After finding a cooler, a seat cushion, and a cow skull (on top of plenty of plastic bottles and empty food wrappers), we enjoyed goodies courtesy from The Fat Cardinal Bakery in Queens.