Come canoe the Newtown Creek and photograph its fringe of hardy inhabitants, especially ribbed mussels.
You’ll also see surprising areas of life, the city’s little-noted infrastructure, recycling plants. derelict old rail passes and bridges, egrets, herons, and other sights to delight an urban archeologist or naturalist alike. This trip requires some climbing.
To participate click “join” on Facebook (event link above) and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mussel Tour.”
Roy Harp is the coordinator for this program.
HarborLAB is reviving a 125′ shoreline with Newtown Creek’s first true habitat restoration. Our “GreenLaunch” will have a reef of ribbed mussels at its base. We are consulting with experts at CUNY LaGuardia College and Cornel Cooperative Extension to understand how to best seed and nurture the mussels. The first step is to document where ribbed mussels are already living below the high water mark, and whether they’re thriving or struggling.
Support Earth Day NY’s school gardening initiative!
Mark the 25th anniversary of Earth Day NY, our fiscal sponsor, by donating to its terrific new school nutrition and gardening program!
Join Citizens Committee for NYC, the first sponsor of the HarborLAB GreenLaunch project, in taking the BYOBag Challenge! Any paddler or marine biologist can tell you that one-use plastic bags are as much of a plague on our estuary as plastic bottles. Please join the effort to spare our waterways!