"A neighborhood without parks is not a whole neighborhood." - Ed Koch
Location: Ave U & East 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234         phone: 718-421-2021          e-mail: info@saltmarshalliance.org
Salt Marsh Nature Center  Programs-- May-June Events
Unless other wise indicated meet at the Salt Marsh Nature Center
3302 Ave U, B'klyn, NY 11234
For information call 311 & ask for the Brooklyn Urban Park Rangers

To find out what’s doing in our other Brooklyn parks, please visit New York City's Park Website web site, https://www.nycgovparks.org
Now Open Every Weekend through October
As Brooklyn's largest park, Marine Park has plenty of room to serve a lot of needs.
Environmentally, it consists of 530 acres of grassland and precious salt marsh, protected as a Forever Wild preserve. The Urban Park Rangers
present bushels of educational and fun activities in its Salt Marsh Nature Center each week, and interested, independent visitors can wander
along the Salt Marsh Nature Trail to observe unique regional flora and fauna.
Recreationally, the park offers amenities as varied as a golf course, bocce courts, cricket fields, and baseball diamonds, to name but a few. The
park also contains multiple playgrounds, bicycle greenways, and a launch and landing site for canoes and kayaks at Gerritsen inlet.
May 20
1 pm
Local Historian, Tom Whitmore,  will regale us with tales of "The
History of Maritime Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay
May 27
Wildlife Viewing
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife
viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your
experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field
guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair
Salt Marsh Nature Center
Saturday &
June  2& 3
12 noon - 4 pm
Salt Marsh Alliance annual art show
Salt Marsh Nature Center
June 17
All About Ants-
Discovery Hike
1:00 pm
Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or
when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment.
They are social insects, which means they live in large
colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies
can consist of millions of ants.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on our discovery hike and find
out some interesting facts about these small insects.
Salt Marsh Nature Center
June 23
1 pm
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and
discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the
ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready
to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for
ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Salt Marsh Nature
Center-- Burnett Street
and Ave U
For more information please go to the NYC Parks Dept
website at
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