Open Access

West Pond Living Shoreline at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jamaica Bay, Queens

.Jamaica Bay shoreline
Credit: NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

10:00am — 1:00pm

Join Gateway National Recreation Area, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and the Science and Resilience Institute of Jamaica Bay on a walking tour of the new West Pond Living Shoreline project at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, completed in 2021. A unique source of freshwater for resident and migratory birds, the pond was breached during Superstorm Sandy and repaired in 2017. Visitors on this tour will learn how the National Park Service and its partners used this project to create new habitat and enhance the resilience of this critical feature using natural materials.

Must be comfortable walking over uneven surfaces outdoors. Masks may be required for indoor spaces.

First-come-first-served tours (capacity 20) on the hour at 10am, 11am, and noon.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Sandy + 10, a series exploring projects fostering recovery and resilience in the 10-year wake of Hurricane Sandy. Nearly $18 billion in federal funds have been invested in New York City's resilience, and this series aims to engage the public in what has been accomplished and where future investment is needed. Sandy + 10 is presented in partnership with Columbia University’s Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Boulevard
Queens, NY 11693