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]
Broad Channel American Park - Horseshoe Crab Habitat Spring Cleaning
Volunteers Tidy up Broad Channel Crab Habitat
29th April 2016
PHOTO: Courtesy of the American Littoral Society
By Forum Staff
Earlier this month, more than 150 volunteers, led by the American Littoral Society and New York Cares, manually removed an estimated 60,000 pounds of asphalt, rocks and other debris from a horseshoe crab habitat at Broad Channel American Park.
According to the ALS, the crabs will soon be coming to the shore to spawn during high tide from mid-May through mid-June. Thanks to the extremely motivated volunteers, the crabs will have a larger area in which to breed this year.