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Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

April 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018

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This project will be focused on providing amenity improvements to the two main visitor trails at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The renovation of three bird blinds will be the main project, with additional projects to replace benches, repair boardwalks, and improve overall trail conditions to be completed as time allows.

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National Park Service




Day Hiking up to 2 miles per day

Project Rating


Minimum Volunteer Age


Maximum Group Size


Area and Attractions

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge—part of Gateway National Recreation Area—is one of the most significant bird sanctuaries in the Northeastern United States and one of the best places in New York City to observe migrating species. With more than 330 bird species—nearly half the species in the Northeast—sighted at the refuge over the last 25 years, it is a must-see for avian enthusiasts. The park's unique landscape contains a variety of rare native habitats including a salt marsh, upland field and woods, several fresh and brackish water ponds, and an open expanse of bay. There is a wide variety of ranger and partner-led programs offered year-round at the site, including presentations on seasonal wildlife, sunset tours, hikes, boat trips, family programs and an annual lecture series.

Accommodations Description

Lodging will be provided in dormitory style apartments. Each volunteer will have a private room with a twin bed. Bathrooms will be shared. The facility offers a full kitchen. Volunteers should bring their own linens/pillow (for a twin sized bed), towels, cup/bowl, eating utensils, and personal items.


Airport Pickup provided from JFK International Airport


Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel, New York United States