Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fwd: Volunteers needed for Floyd Bennett Field Planting

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Subject: Volunteers needed for Floyd Bennett Field Planting

Dear BBC Member,
Last Saturday, volunteers from the Brooklyn Bird Club worked alongside the members of the Natural Resource Department of Gateway to clear rubble, prepare the soil, and plant holly, bayberry, and other bird-friendly species around the recently rebuilt bird blind at Floyd Bennett Field's Return-a-Gift Pond. These plantings were paid for in part by last year's BBC Birdathon proceeds, in memory of friend-of-the-club Jean Borque.

We had a very fruitful planting session and much was accomplished, but there is still much more to be done. We need more volunteers for this Saturday, September 30th, and Saturday, October 14th.

Volunteers should meet in the parking lot by the main entrance gate at 9 a.m. and a club member will be there to lead you to the work site. The NPS will provide the the tools, gloves and necessary material for the planting, as well as water. Bring lunch if you plan to stay through the early afternoon (although you are of course welcome to leave earlier--even a few hours is helpful.)

For further information, you can email or

Thank you!

Rob Bate
Brooklyn Bird Club