Fall Beautification Project 2010: Greening Long Island Program
Thank You again for taking the time from your busy schedule to come to the Marine Nature Study Area to help with our 2010 Fall Beautification Project. Your efforts helped us plant donated trees and shrubs from South Shore Audubon Society and Atlantic Nursery.
An Article from the SSAS newsletter the Skimmer:
GREENING OF LONG ISLAND DONATION
The most recent Greening donation by SSAS went to the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside. Greening donations are always native plantings.
Black Tupelo, American Elderberry, Bald Cypress, Purpleleaf Sand Cherry, Pagoda Dogwood, Blackberry, Dense Blazing Star, Bearberry, and St. John’s Wort were planted in late September with the help of volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 924 and Boy Scout Troop 192 of Bellmore, Girl Scout Troop 2426 of Oceanside, Woodmere Middle School Class 7 of Hewlett-Woodmere School District and the Oceanside High School Special Education Department. Mike Farina, Conservation Biologist at the Marine Nature Study Area, scheduled the plantings for September 24-26 to coincide with National Public Lands Day. The Public Lands Program aims to engage local communities to help care for our public lands.
The plantings are visually pleasing but most importantly are a benefit to the wildlife within the preserve. SSAS appreciates the time and effort extended by all of the students and troop members, who will now have a special connection with the preserve whenever they visit.