Garrison, Lisa; Maresca, Susan
June 2006
New York State Conservationist;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p12
The article features several recreation and natural areas in New York City. One of them is the Gateway National Recreation Area described as an ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, beaches and islands at the entrance of New York harbor wherein volunteers raise native trees, shrubs and plants to increase biodiversity. It was launched by the Friends of Gateway. Nearby, a butterfly garden established by the Floyd Bennett Garden Association can be found. In the garden, young people learn about plan life cycles, migrating birds, ladybugs, bees and bats.


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