- October 21, 2017
- 181 Tanners Pond Road
On October 21 from 1 to 3 PM we will tour the Bird sanctuary with refreshments provided by the WPOA.
The Garden City Bird Sanctuary is a 7 acre community nature preserve at Nassau County Stormwater Storage Basin #232 in Garden City, New York. The main entrance is opposite 181 Tanners Pond Road. From 9/26 through 11/1, the site will be open from 10 AM until 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. There is no charge to visit. Over 250 families are members of the Bird Sanctuary in 2011, and we welcome new members and volunteers
SUMP-THING’S HAPPENING! From a neglected and trash filled stormwater basin, locally referred to as a ‘sump,’ a community nature preserve is flourishing. The vision statement adopted by the Garden City based community group was simply “to establish a local greenspace for the demonstration of environmental stewardship through education and volunteer community services.” The concept developed into the Garden City Bird Sanctuary – a protected seven acre nature refuge at a County stormwater basin (sump) next to a local playground. Since the initial volunteer led site clean-up in 1995, over 10,000 people have been active in this effort to improve the environment and educate residents on the meaning of environmental stewardship in the community.