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Jamaica Bay Planting
A Mitsui environmental care activity with the American Littoral Society was begun in 2014 to help preserve Jamaica Bay, the largest intact estuarine ecosystem in New York City with more than 13,000 acres of water, salt marsh, meadowland, beaches, dunes, and upland woods in Brooklyn and Queens.
The sad fact is that the Jamaica Bay tidal salt marshes are disappearing at an alarming rate due to filling, pollution, and alteration. So the American Littoral Society, in a commitment to the rebirth of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, which is located within Gateway National Recreation Area, is leading a Marsh Restoration Initiative.
Each spring the American Littoral Society volunteers are ferried out to the marsh where they work in tandem: planting rows are ruled off, holes are dug, and sea grass plugs are inserted, covered, and tamped down to take root.
The volunteers race the rising tide to plant row upon row, one acre at a time, of sea grass plugs. The results: one afternoon’s volunteering means thousands of new sea grass plants to help preserve the incredible natural diversity of the Jamaica Bay salt-marsh, wildlife habitat and provide a protective flood barrier to the communities surrounding the bay.
The American Littoral Society, and its Northeast Chapter, is an environmental non-profit founded in 1982 dedicated to the protection and preservation of U.S coastlines through education, community engagement, advocacy and habitat restoration.
Walking for the March of Dimes®
Mitsui Plastics employees and family, together with Mitsui New York, have a history of joining the March for Babies® in Manhattan to raise funds for healthy moms and infants. Since 1981, Mitsui has been fundraising - and walking – because Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® and the March of Dimes gives moms the information and care needed before, during and after pregnancy.
The March for Babies walkathon, formerly the 1970 rain or shine WalkAmerica, is known as the first charitable walking event in the U.S. and for its volunteers’ fundraising enthusiasm. Whether by pledges collected, donations made, and/or funds raised by the walkers marching for babies, as of 2018 more than two billion U.S. dollars have been raised to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.
We hope to see you at the next March for Babies: since every year 15 million babies are born preterm, the 2018 World Health Organization global estimate, with 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. born too soon.
For more see www.matchofdimes.org