#FerryEarthWeek: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
A day at the beach, planting the dunes and cleaning up the shoreline followed by an exhibit on coral!
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water.
TIME: Sunday, April 22nd, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Meet at B44th St and the Boardwalk
For this event we will be cleaning the shoreline and planting native beach plum and shrubs to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the east end of the Rockaways.
Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly.
Registration is not required but students looking to do community service hours are encouraged to bring paperwork from their schools.
Special thanks to Patagonia for sponsoring this event.
Discover Coral Exhibit
TIME: Sunday, April 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)
The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance presents Discover Coral, an exhibit the explores coral reefs and how the changing climate and pollution are affecting the healthy and vibrancy of some of the most ecologically important habitat in the world.
Coral reefs are home to twenty-five percent of all marine life and 500 million people globally rely on coral reefs for food, tourism income and coastal protection. Corals are also fascinating organisms and the architects behind the world’s largest structures.They are however in a dramatic state of decline. The world has lost over 40% of corals over the last 30 years due to pollution, destructive fishing and climate change.
Discover coral and what you can do to help save this important natural resource. The exhibit is inspired by Jeff Orlowski’s film, Chasing Coral, and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey and was realized by artists Heather Kramer and Diwa Tamrong.
We thank the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for their generous support through the Cultural Development Fund.