Arverne East Native Plant Nursery

Join RISE in creating a new native plant nursery, to locally grow native shoreline plants for the coastal dunes of the Rockaway peninsula.

introductory photo

Arverne East Native Plant Nursery

RISE is currently developing a new native plant nursery, seed bank, and educational garden at Beach 44th Street, Far Rockaway, NY.

This spring, we had our first planting events to get the local community involved in creating our new education garden adjacent to the new Arverne East Welcome Center. Community members, civic organizations, and local businesses are encouraged to come help with the plantings.

RISE hosts K-12 educational programs at Arverne East Welcome Center during the week. Teachers interested in signing up for a Living Classroom workshop at the Arverne East site can register directly on our website.

RISE will be host community stewardship events throughout the year to plant the native plant nursery, with the intent of growing native shoreline plants from seed, exclusively for "Greater  Rockaway" Coastal Resilience Plan. Keep an eye out for future plantings on our Events calendar. Click on Arverne East Nature Preserve to learn more.

RISE has also been training a team of local residents to assist with both maintenance and plantings for the dune restoration project and native plant nursery as part of the "Dune Squad". If you are interested in being involved, e-mail us at: programs@riserockaway.org.