Volunteers Tidy up Broad Channel Crab Habitat

Volunteers Tidy up Broad Channel Crab Habitat

PHOTO: Courtesy of the American Littoral Society

By Forum Staff

Earlier this month, more than 150 volunteers, led by the American Littoral Society and New York Cares, manually removed an estimated 60,000 pounds of asphalt, rocks and other debris from a horseshoe crab habitat at Broad Channel American Park.

According to the ALS, the crabs will soon be coming to the shore to spawn during high tide from mid-May through mid-June. Thanks to the extremely motivated volunteers, the crabs will have a larger area in which to breed this year.


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