On June 18 HarborLAB had a wonderful day providing a free paddling program and environmental education literature to Friends of Fort Totten Parks‘ popular “Family Fun Day” in Little Bay Park on the northeastern Queens coast. As usual, we learned new things along the way!
We’re grateful to Waterfront Alliance, which coordinated the day’s waterfront programming, for inviting HarborLAB to contribute our activities alongside others as diverse as health screenings, Brooklyn College’s hands-on environmental science displays, seaweed art, and pet microchipping information. City Council Member Paul Vallone provided a mini-grant to HarborLAB to help activate this NYC Water Trail launch, and he stated that he hopes to found a permanent boating and education program out of an underused building on the shoreline. He clearly loved putting his paddle to the cove!
As always, our deepest thanks go to the sponsors and especially volunteers who made the day possible. Jeff Lim, Patricia Erickson, Alex Sramek, Phillip Borbon, Diana Szatkowski, Danushi Fernando, Erik Baard, Shinjie Lim, Diana Chang, Jessy Yap, Alyssa Yap, Erik Baard, Scott Wolpow, EJ Lee, David Kistner, and Manny Steier, and new friends brought by Jeff did amazing work. Thanks!
Please enjoy the gallery of photos below by Captain Margaret Flannagan and Alison Simko of Waterfront Alliance and Erik Baard, Diana Chang, and Jeff Lim of HarborLAB.