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Newtown Creek Habitat Structure Build Day

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When:
October 20, 2018: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Where:
134 Carder Road, Governors Island, New York, NY 10004 map
To Attend:
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Join us to build bulkhead adaptation habitat! These structures will attract mussels, oysters, other invertebrates, and potentially grasses, as well as provide nooks and crannies for fish to take refuge. This is a pilot project that seeks to find one of many solutions that could be implemented throughout Newtown Creek and other waters throughout the city and the country.

As part of our “visioning” effort, we have been exploring adaptive solutions to make Newtown Creek an asset for the surrounding community and also a healthy functioning ecosystem. (Read the Newtown Creek Vision Plan here.) Come be a part of our research and progress!

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and wet, and bring a reusable water bottle and bagged lunch.

For this activity, volunteers must be 13 and older. If a minor is attending, they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and a paper waiver MUST be completed, please email cremein@riverkeeper.org to obtain a digital copy.

Directions
To Governors Island:
Arrive at 10:45 AM to board the 11AM ferry to Governors Island from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South St. Meet at Harbor School’s MAST Center located at 134 Carder Road, Governors Island .

After departing the ferry, do not go up the hill. Instead take a left following the water. The MAST Center will be 5min walk down the pathway and your site contact will meet you there.

Back to Manhattan:
You can take the 3:30pm ferry from Governors Island or feel free to hang around and enjoy the island!

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This project is funded by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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