Several derelict boats removed as part of cleanup initiative in Jamaica Bay

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Several crumbling boats were recently removed from Jamaica Bay, as part of an initiative to clean up the waterway.

Councilman Eric Ulrich and NYC Parks Department Senior Manager of Citywide Marinas Nate Grove were joined by Councilwoman-elect Joann Ariola and community volunteers in Howard Beach on Friday, Dec. 10, where a barge held three derelict boats that were recently retrieved from Jamaica Bay.

The most recent removal is part of an ongoing battle to clean up Jamaica Bay and New York City’s waterways. Term-limited Ulrich helped fund the initiative in the last three fiscal years, with $65,000 secured this year to remove abandoned boats in the Howard Beach and Broad Channel waters.

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