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Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Location

Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Queens
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Please meet behind the Roller Hockey Rink.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3440

Contact Email

duneplanting@parks.nyc.gov

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

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    Sunny
    65°F
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    Breezy
    63°F
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    Sunny
    64°F
  • Tue
    Partly Sunny
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