Councilman Eric Ulrich has funded a $55,000 initiative to clean up marine debris along Jamaica Bay.
The effort will also remove derelict boats. Abandoned boats are among the biggest problems in New York City’s waterways.
“Preserving and protecting the Bay is a top priority for Broad Channel and its surrounding communities,” Ulrich said.
“Time and time again, residents have had to deal with abandoned boats and other maritime debris in Jamaica Bay. This is unacceptable and wrong.”
The funds were allocated to the Department of Parks and Recreation through the NYC Cleanup Initiative.