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Brant Point Wildlife Sanctuary

Beach 72 St. bet. Bayfields Ave. and Hillmeyer Ave.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Brant Point Wildlife Sanctuary, a wetland area of Jamaica Bay, was established as a protected area under the Buffer the Bay program, a joint effort by the Trust for Public Land and the New York City Audubon Society. The goal of the late 1980s initiative was to reclaim land around Jamaica Bay in order to protect New York City’s largest and most vital natural marshland. Brant Point Wildlife Sanctuary is an integral part of the Buffer the Bay program.

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