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Photos: National Estuaries Day

Alley Pond Environmental Center hosts annual festival along Little Neck Bay.

Alley Pond Environmental Center hosted its annual National Estuaries Day festival along Little Neck Bay this past weekend.

The event is meant to draw attention to northeast Queens's coastal bays, sounds and lagoons. Representatives from various city agencies and local civic groups set up booths during the festival and handed out information on keeping neighborhood estuaries clean.

Attendees also took part in free boat and canoe rides and took part in a variety of activities, crafts and games for children.

Photos courtesy of Richard Blum.

Michael Feiner October 01, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I wonder whatever happened to their piranha? I was looking all over for it. Is there someone who can tell me? At any rate, Alley Pond Environmental Center ran a wonderful event. Each year it gets bigger and better. The Bayside Hills Civic Association would like APEC for inviting us to be represented at this wonderful community activity!
Phil Konigsberg October 03, 2012 at 06:23 AM
Yes, this event was excellent and very well attended. I signed up for the boat ride in the bay and it was very informative. I was amazed to see the hundreds of bunker fish that swim around in circles in many parts of the bay. This was the first time that I was out in the bay in my backyard and really enjoyed it. Thank you APEC and all the partners who participated to make this an event that promises to be more popular next year.

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