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Volunteer Here! Invasive Removal (Massapequa)

February 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are teaming up with the South Shore Audubon Society to remove invasive species at the Michael J. Sperling Bird Sanctuary in North Massapequa on Saturday, February 12th from 10 AM – 12 PM. Under the direction of the ecological restoration experts at Spadefoot Design and Construction we will be addressing the invasive species Garlic Mustard.

In 2020, the Michael Sperling Bird Sanctuary was created by converting a Nassau County Stormwater Basin into a living tribute of native plants and wildlife habitat. To existing native oaks, cherries, and milkweed,  SSAS added Atlantic White Cedar, blight-resistant American Chestnut, and Hempstead Plains type grasses, all habitats that were once common but are now rare on Long Island.

Using native plants and trees, the Sanctuary provides habitat and food for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. It attracts an array of fruit, nectar, and insect-eating birds at different times of the year. It also preserves the balance and beauty of the natural ecosystem and provides a critically needed open space refuge for songbirds that migrate annually along the Atlantic flyway, while reducing flooding in roadways, and channels precipitation back into the groundwater aquifer system.

Meet up at 10:00 AM | Invasive Removal from 10 AM – 12 PM
Meet up point is just east of 78 North Pine Street in North Massapequa.
Please bring work gloves and small hand tools if you have them and wear weather appropriate clothing.


February 12, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Save The Great South Bay
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Michael J. Sperling Bird Sanctuay
78 North Pine Street
North Massapequa, New York
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