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Planting Native Grasses in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve

Friday, September 27, 2013

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve to plant grasses native to the area. This work will help to protect and restore the area. Volunteers will be trained in planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at the corner of East 108th and Avenue M. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Location

East 108th Street and Avenue M in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve
Brooklyn
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Natural Areas Volunteers

Contact Number

(212) 360-3317

Contact Email

nav@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Nature, Volunteer

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There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkTribute Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The area of Rockaway Beach from Beach 116th Street to Beach 109th Street will be temporarily closed as the US Army Corps of Engineers begins sand moving operations. Once work begins in this area, we expect the closure to last approximately one week.

More information about the Army Corps’ work to replenish Rockaway Beach is available on their NY District website.


BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Work is starting on the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Read our April 2014 update for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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