Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach Piping Plover Fencing
Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
It’s the end of the nesting season for the Piping Plovers!
Since 1996, NYC Parks has been managing the nesting grounds of federally endangered Piping Plovers on Rockaway Beach. Rockaway Beach has proven to be an important habitat for several threatened and endangered species of plants and wildlife, and It’s important now more than ever, to continue to protect and preserve their habitat.
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Wildlife Unit as we care for the habitat and nesting grounds of these endangered shorebirds and plants. Volunteers will be removing the fencing that protects the nesting area so that it is not damaged over the winter.
Come dressed in boots, warm layers, and clothing that can get dirty.
Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Directions to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
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