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11:45 am - 3:00 pm
WHEN: 4/24/21 @ 12 PM
WHERE: STATEN ISLAND, NYC | MEETING POINT FOREST AVENUE & RICHMOND AVENUE – MARCHING TO FOREST AVENUE & SOUTH AVENUE
WHY: The Staten Island community is coming together to host an Earth Day March to Save the Graniteville Wetlands.
The Graniteville Wetlands, a 42-acre green space in Mariner’s Harbor, Staten Island, that is on track to be developed into a BJ’s big-box wholesale store, despite consistent community efforts to object to the development.
Motivated by environmental justice and public health concerns, the community will come together to march in unison and peace. Our plea is to save the last forest on Forest Avenue.
This event will be a fun, powerful, community-oriented march that prioritizes peace. Calling ALL nature lovers, public health officials, community members, tribes, organizations, performers, congregations, and first-time marchers to Staten Island. We need and appreciate you, and I promise you will be glad that you are here with us!
This is a FREE EVENT, but if you wish to donate to this event, visit our Go Fund Me. All proceeds will go toward this march.
WHO IS ORGANIZING? A coalition of organizations, community groups and individuals are powering this initiative. Follow on social media to learn more!
T-2 Certified organizations will be distributing PPE at this event. The NYPD will escort us for safety, and a legal observer will be on site. Nurse and social worker volunteers will be at this event in order to ensure attendee’s safety and well being. This march has the support of local organizations that will march with us in solidarity for this cause.
For more information, follow on social media or contact the organizer:
Facebook Group: Save Graniteville Wetlands