Sunday, March 3, 2013

First cleanup after Sandy

Looking west at the unwelcome gifts brought by Hurricane Sandy. Some of this debris, mostly plastics and lumber, was carefully arranged in large piles on the perimeter of the marsh. This causes a bit of a set back in terms of the tremendous progress that's been made over the past two years.

Looking west ... a closer look at what we will begin to tackle.

This is where I asked a group of CUNY oceanography students (who came out on a field trip) to help clean the area of plastic bags clinging to the trees.

The difference can been seen, after a couple hours of work.

Kathleen Schnaars-Uvino, Professor of Biology at the School of Professional Studies with her Oceanography students. They surveyed the beach habitat, as well as helped out with the cleanup effort to rid the marsh of post Hurricane Sandy debris.

High of 42 °F | Humidity (avg) 58% | Wind @ 15 mph (NW) | High Tide 4.9 ft. @ 11:44 AM | Moon 70% visible.

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