Photo Journal: Sunken Meadow State Park marsh planting
Over the weekend, dozens of volunteers from Long Island and beyond joined Save the Sound and our partners to participate in a planting that marks the beginning of the restoration of a healthy salt marsh at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY. Nearly 60 volunteers and 10 coordinators braved the muddy conditions to plant over 3000 plants over 3 hours. This is part of an ongoing process with the goal of converting 1 acre of mudflats into salt marsh, a feat calling for 12,000 individual cordgrass plants. Here are some photos from last Saturday’s volunteer planting!
UPDATE: Two weeks after our volunteer planting, we contract SumCo Eco-Contracting LLC to complete the planting. Over the course of two days, they planted over 7,000 plants to finish the planting of a full acre of salt marsh. NYS Parks Department took care of the fencing and flash line.
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