Salt Marsh Alliance --Get Involved
visit * volunteer * join * donate
There are many ways to learn about the salt marsh and get involved in caring for it.
Visit the Salt Marsh Nature Center! It is located at 3302 Avenue U in Brooklyn (E. 33rd St. and Avenue U).
Click here for travel directions. The SMNC is open to the public from 11am to 5pm every day of the week
except Wednesdays. Admission is always free.
Watch for the opening of our rehabilitated trail that will offer spectacular views of the shore and its
waterfowl. The trail will be  open from dawn to dusk every day.
Check out the SMA monthly events page for information on upcoming events at the SMNC.
An outdoor open-mike night draws crowds to the SMNC building (left)
and its beautiful views (right). (photos courtesy SMNC)
Volunteer! Volunteers are crucial to the Nature Center's operation. There are jobs for every skill level, and
as long as you're over 18, you don't need any special qualifications beyond a desire to help. For example,
you can get close to nature by helping to plant cordgrass and clear weeds, or you could simply man the
reception desk and welcome visitors to the building. Volunteers also lead activities at the SMNC, including
the popular Tai-Chi program, kids' storytime, and nature walks. If you have an idea for an activity, the SMNC
staff would love to hear it.
Contact  The Nature Center Coordinator  at 718-421-2021 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers serve refreshments at one of the SMNC's Saturday Nights Live! events
and celebrate Coney Island(right).
(photo courtesy SMNC)
Location: Ave U & East 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234         phone: 718-421-2021          e-mail:
Become a Member of the SMA! Membership is open to anyone. For a small contribution you can play a
vital role in caring for the salt marsh so you and your neighbors will be able to enjoy it for a long time.
Please print out our
Membership Application and mail it, with a check for the category you wish.
Our membership levels are Duckling $15 --- Flock $20  ---  Egret  $25---- Heron $50 --- Osprey --$100
Salt Marsh Alliance
2071 Flatbush Ave
Box 204
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Donate! The Salt Marsh Alliance will gratefully accept donations of money, labor, materials, and services.
Monetary donations should be sent to the address above (checks please, no cash), or you can make a
secure online donation, of any amount, with your credit card by clicking this button. We do not collect
personal information; see our Privacy Policy for details.
If you or your company would like to donate materials, services or labor, please contact  the Nature Center  at