Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise

Join us for one of the American Littoral Society Northeast Chapter’s most popular events — a three hour, narrated ecology cruise with noted local naturalists, Don Riepe and Mickey Cohen. Enjoy wine, cheese and fruit aboard the Golden Sunshine with our Jamaica Bay experts and learn about the history and ecology of the bay, a 25,000 acre expanse of salt marshes, intertidal flats and upland forests that is home to 330 species of birds, 107 species of finfish and over 70 species of butterflies. See nesting Peregrine Falcons, Osprey, egrets, heron, ibis and many other species and explore the backwaters of the bay while enjoying a beautiful sunset highlighting the New York City skyline. This ecology tour is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area, NYC Audubon, NYC Sierra Club. The boat departs from Pier 8 in Sheepshead Bay at the intersection of Emmons Avenue and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Please arrive at 4:30pm to find parking and board the ship.

Registration Information: Cost: $55.00 per person, $25 for children under 16. Price includes wine and cheese, fruit, and other beverages and snacks. Advance payment is required. For more info call (718) 474-0896; email: donriepe@gmail.com.