Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
Join us for one of our most popular events - a three hour, narrated ecology cruise with noted local naturalists, Don Riepe and Mickey Maxwell Cohen.
Enjoy wine, cheese and fruit aboard the Golden Sunshine with our Jamaica Bay experts and learn about the history and ecology of the bay, a 25,000 acre expanse of salt marshes, intertidal flats and upland forests that is home to 330 species of birds, 107 species of finfish and over 70 species of butterflies.
See nesting peregrine falcons, osprey, egrets, heron, ibis and many other species and explore the backwaters of te bay while enjoying a beautiful sunset highlighting the New York City skyline.
This ecology tour is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.
Cost: $55.00 per person, $20 for children under 16.
Advance payment is required. For payments by check, please write check out to: The American Littoral Society and mail to: American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.
For questions, please contact our office at NEChapter@littoralsociety.org or call (718)474-0896.
The boat departs from Pier 4 in Sheepshead Bay at the intersection of Emmons Avenue and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Plenty of on-street parking. Please arrive a half hour early to find parking and board the ship.