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]
Jamaica Bay Horseshoe Crab Festival - Saturday, May 27th
In partnership with NYC Audubon and the American Littoral Society
Jamaica Bay Horseshoe Crab Festival
Join Gateway NRA, NYC Audubon, and the American Littoral Society for the 1st annual Jamaica Bay Horseshoe Crab Festival on Saturday, May 27 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Did you know that Horseshoe crabs have 10 eyes? Or that they play a vital role in coastal ecology? Or that if you are an adult under 40 and have been vaccinated, you have a Horseshoe crab to thank? Check out the schedule below and join us to learn more about these fascinating, ancient critters.
8:30AM - Visitor Center Opens
9AM - Carpool to Big Egg Marsh for Walk
9:15AM - Horseshoe Crab Walk, led by Don Riepe (ALS), Mickey Maxwell Cohen (ALS), Steve Finn (USFWS), and Park Rangers (NPS)
11AM - Junior Rangers in a Changing Climate
1PM - Presentation by Deborah Cramer, author of The Narrow Edge