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Alley Pond hosts Estuary Day festival

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Briarwood resident Victoria Espinal, 6, hoists a fake fish during one of several activites set up for children at the Alley Pond Environmental Center's National Estuaries Day Festival. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Daniel Ohebshalom peers into a fish tank inside the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston. Photo by Christina Santucci
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The Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston celebrated National Esturary Day. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Youngsters (l.-r.) Jayden Ramroot, Shreeya Ramlogan, Aaren Bissoondath and Jade Ramroot show off their creations. Photo by Christina Santucci
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One of the Alley Pond Environmental Center's living creatures is brought outside for the festivities. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mia Ronachero uses glue to make a paper duck. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Millennium, an 85-pound tortoise, chomps on a leaf in the center's backyard. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Imani Little and Assefash Spearman try to reel in plastic fish. Photo by Christina Santucci

Alley Pond Environmental Center hosted an Estuary Day festival Saturday celebrating the area’s local estuary, Little Neck Bay, with educational exhibits and interactive booths, boat rides, entertainment and demonstrations.

Estuaries like Little Neck Bay mark the spot where freshwater meets the ocean, and provide a rich natural habitat for a variety of marine life and recreational opportunities for residents.

Posted 12:00 am, October 9, 2013
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Kenneth Kowald from I Sit and Look Out says:
Wonderful photos of a great event. APEC has done a fine job for decades. Its programs are outstanding. Terrific staff and volunteers. One of the gems of Queens. Hooray!
Kenneth Kowald
Oct. 9, 2013, 11:12 am

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