About NBESG

    The Norton Basin Edgemere Stewardship Group thanks the following for their moral and financial suport:

  • The Citizens for NYC who awarded the Norton Basin Edgemere Stewardship Group a 2006 New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods award. This award enabled us to keep going with out continueous tasks of removing debris from the wetland.
  • Jamaica Bay Guardian of the American Littoral Society, who rescued us from the sanitation police when we stood in front of mindless destruction by machinery.
  • Jamaica Bay Research & Management Information Network
  • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation whose grant enabled us to expand our territory and thus create the Norton Basin Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Our Accomplishments

  • Shorebirds replace the garbage along the Norton Basin Shoreline.
  • Native vegetation such as golden rod replace invasive species along Norton Avenue.
  • Fellow neighbors buy-in to the success of the project.

Contact Us

Even though we are no longer in the Rockaways, you can still contact us by e-mail. We can put you in contact with locals who are hopefully keeping the Norton Basin shoreline in Edgemere in good shape.