American Littoral Society
The American Littoral Society promotes community stewardship of Jamaica, New York, and Sandy Hook Bays. Gen 2 funding will support its Jamaica Bay Restoration Corps, a summer green jobs training and service program where NYC teens rebuild and restore the area’s natural environments.
“During my time as a member of the R-Corps, I have experienced some of the most unforgettable moments of my life. There are not words to describe the awe that floods the body upon witnessing, and holding, one’s first baby osprey; the sense of pride one feels upon rescuing a terrapin from a submerged crab trap; or the degree of exhaustion after two-straight weeks of back-breaking work, harvesting over 100 pounds of marsh grass seed in the heat of summer.”