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The Deadline To Comment On The Army Corps Storm Resiliency Plan...

The deadline to give input to the Army Corps of Engineers is November 17, but local politicians are pushing for it to be extended...

Jamaica Bay Getting Cleaner And Fresher — The All Natural Way

Jamaica Bay used to be blanketed with oysters. This was long before all the dredging, pollution, and erosion caused them to become functionally extinct. Oysters...

Meet Your Neighbors: The Osprey, A Mysterious Bird Of Prey That...

by Daniel Frazer The Salt Marsh at Marine Park, home to at least 230 different species of birds throughout the year, has again successfully hosted...

CUNY Research Team Unveils Storm Resiliency Ideas For Jamaica Bay

After a year of research, a team led by City University of New York (CUNY) associate professor of landscape architecture Catherine Seavitt Nordenson has...

Give Mother Nature A Valentine This Weekend: Tally Your Feathered Friends...

Let this Valentine's weekend be one for the birds! From Friday, February 13 through Monday, February 16, you can show some love for Mother Nature by counting...

Tonight: Get Involved In Improving Jamaica Bay At The Jamaica Bay...

Jamaica Bay remains one of New York City's most important natural jewels, a network of marsh islands and waterways spanning from Rockaway Inlet and...

John Dewey High School Students Help Revive Gravesend Bay’s Oyster Beds

The waters around New York City were once home to a thriving population of oysters, which served an important ecological role. After virtually disappearing...

And Today We’re Freaking Out About The Geese

Another day, another animal in the cross-hairs of the wildlife gestapo. In the wacky world of wildlife preservation, we've seen battles rage over swans and...

26,000 Birds Shot Around JFK In The Name Of Safety; Many...

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey killed 26,000 birds over the last four years who had the misfortune of being in...

New Report Argues Wetlands Are Our Best Defense Against Flooding

Forget seawalls, a new report by Oxfam America and the Center for American Progress makes the case that wetlands can be the best buffer against storms like Superstorm...

Volunteer At Gateway National Park This Earth Day

To commemorate Earth Day, join the Jamaica Bay Unit of Brooklyn and Queens to help spruce up your favorite places in Gateway, this Tuesday,...

Senator Chuck Schumer Pushes For $17.5 Million To Jamaica Bay Restoration...

Senator Charles Schumer is asking the federal Department of Interior, or DOI, to put millions into projects that would restore Jamaica Bay after Superstorm...

Check Out These 10 Chilling Photos Of Jamaica Bay Frozen Over

This week's polar vortex, in which temperatures with wind chills dipped into the negative degrees, generated its fair share of grousing on social media,...

Jamaica Bay’s Wildlife Reserve Wins $400,000 Grant For Revitalization

Rockaway Beach Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder announced last week that a project to restore and maintain Jamaica Bay's wildlife reserve, a sprawling 18,000-acre wetland estuary, has...

Despite JFK Airport’s Shotgun Wielding “Wildlife Specialists,” Snowy Owls Alive And...

Snowy owls are usually a rare and prized sight for birdwatchers, but this year Jamaica Bay bird lovers are the beneficiary of an unprecedented...