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Jamaica bay ecowatchers task force presentation 12.9.2020

  1. 1. Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers Task Force Presentation December 9, 2020
  2. 2. NewYorkStatehascreated a new407acreparkatopthe PennAve.andFountainAve. landfillsinJamaicaBaythat features...
  3. 3. 3.5MilesofShoreline
  4. 4. 407AcresofLand
  5. 5. 130FeetofElevationChange
  6. 6. StunningViewstoJamaicaBayand Manhattan
  7. 7. 10MilesofTrails
  8. 8. 345AcresofLandscapeRestoration
  9. 9. Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance Easily Identifiable and Welcoming Gateways
  10. 10. Fountain Avenue Access Road
  11. 11. Fountain Avenue Entrance
  12. 12. Connections to Jamaica Bay Greenway Penn Bike Connector
  13. 13. Fountain Bike Connector
  14. 14. Destinations throughout the Park Penn Pier
  15. 15. Fountain Pier
  16. 16. Hendrix Creek Patio
  17. 17. Access to Water’s Edge Fountain Water Access Area
  18. 18. Park Amenities...
  19. 19. Park Operations...
  20. 20. Park Programming...
  21. 21. Social Media • The NYC Region Environmental Education teams are now on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! • From April, our audience has increased by 1,977 followers across all platforms, totaling in 4,070 followers.
  22. 22. Virtual Programs and Events Virtual Programs: • Virtual Field Trips to Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve • Agents of Discovery Augmented Reality • Birding at Shirley Chisholm State Park • Live Microplastics talk • Nature in Your Neighborhood Activity Boards • Interpretive videos: Shorebirds, Worm Composting, Phenology, Birding Virtual Festivals: • Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival at Shirley Chisholm State Park • Girl Scouts Love State Parks- Virtual Tour and Live Q and A • Day in the Life of the Hudson at Gantry Plaza State Park Total Participation: 3,061 viewers reached
  23. 23. In Person Programming Types of Programs: • Interpretation Tables • City of Water Day scavenger hunt • Fountain EE center public hours at SCSP • Guided Hikes • Fishing Clinics • Fall festival at Marsha P.Johnson State Park • Volunteer programs Total Programs: 77 programs Total Participants: 1,410 participants
  24. 24. DECEMBER 2020 PROGRAMS All programs are FREE, all ages welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Spots are limited to 15 people. *Group size may be reduced depending on COVID guidelines at the time of each event.* Visit our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot: Join our educators to learn about wildlife and the unique environments found in and around our park! Saturday, Dec. 5th (12/5) 10am - 11:30am Sunday, Dec. 20th (12/20) 10am - 11:30am Saturday, Dec. 26th (12/26) 10am - 11:30 am GUIDED HIKES Volunteer to help keep the park's shoreline clean and safe for us and the wildlife that call it home! Penn side: Saturday, Dec. 12th (12/12) 10am - 12pm Fountain side: Sunday, Dec. 13th (12/13) 10am - 12pm SHORELINE CLEANUPS New Moon: Monday, Dec. 14th (12/14) 4:30pm - 6:30pm registration opens on Monday, Dec. 7th (12/7) Full Moon: Tuesday, Dec. 29th (12/29) 4:30pm - 6:30pm registration opens on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd (12/22) Get a different view of our park and the city by visiting at night! Registration opens one week before the date. NIGHT HIKES Located at the Fountain Bike Connector, the Environmental Education Center will be open the following days and staffed by one of our educators to answer any questions about the park you may have! Saturday, Dec. 19th (12/19) | Sunday, Dec. 27th (12/27) The Fountain EEC will be open from 10AM - 12PM each day. FOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER Andrew M. Cuomo Governor Leslie Wright NYC Regional Director Erik Kulleseid Commissioner
  25. 25. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM STATE PARK Fountain Ring Drive FountainRingDrive Fountain Ring Drive Gull Trail Gull Trail Falcon Trail Great Blue Heron Loop Fountain Ring Drive Great Blue Heron Loop Gull Trail Gull Trail Penn Ring Drive PennRingDrive Red Tail Trail Red Tail Trail PeregrineTrail HendrixCreekRoad OystercatcherTrail FOUNTAINAVE FOUNTAINAVE Seaview Ave Gateway Dr VanSiclenAve Seaview Ave PENNSYLVANIAAVE PENNSYLVANIAAVE Geneva Loop LouisianaAve East180thSt ErskineSt BELT PARKWAY BELT PARKWAY SHORE PARKWAY SHORE PARKWAY Hendrix Creek Fresh Creek Old Mill Creek North Channel PENN PARKING N 1000 feet500250 1/41/8 1/2 mile Jamaica Bay Greenway Jamaica Bay Greenway GATEWAYCENTER Shopping/Restaurants Fountain Bike Connector Bicycle & Pedestrian Access Fountain Entrance 950 Fountain Ave Car, Bicycle & Pedestrian Access Education Center Bus: BM2, BM3, B82, B83 Bus: Q8 Bus: B13 Education Center SUBWAY: A, C DISTANCE 1.7 MILES EUCLID AVENUE AND PITKIN AVENUE SUBWAY: L DISTANCE 1.5 MILES EAST 105TH AND FARRAGUT ROAD SUBWAY: 3 DISTANCE 1.7 MILES LIVONIA AVENUE AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Skybowl FOUNTAIN PIER PENN PIER Pennsylvania Entrance 1750 Pennsylvania Ave Car, Bicycle & Pedestrian Access Bench Bike Rack Bike Loan/Rental Highest Point Water Access Parking Picnic Area Restroom Trash & Recycling Bin Scenic Point Water Filling Station Fishing Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Access Pennsylvania Bike Connector Campus Buildings Park Office, Police & Maintenance DEP Office, DEP Maintenance, FOUNTAIN PARKING Hendrix Creek Patio