In the ongoing battle to clean up Jamaica Bay, Councilman Eric Ulrich announced his office has secured $65,000 in funding to remove derelict boats in the waters off Howard Beach and Broad Channel in the continuation of an initiative he started last year.
The funds were allocated to the city’s Parks Department through the NYC Cleanup Initiative to remove abandoned vessels from the bay.
“Though we made progress last year, many derelict boats remain in Jamaica Bay. They’re not only unsightly and dangerous — they pose a serious environmental hazard to the local ecosystem,” Ulrich said. “I’m proud that my final budget as a councilman includes this important funding to target the most problematic areas in this local treasure.”