BROOKLYN - Some Brooklyn elementary school students celebrated the first annual "It's My Estuary Day" by cleaning up Coney Island Creek and Kaiser Park Saturday.
A collaboration of environmental groups called Making Waves sponsored the event to raise awareness of waterfront resources in the borough, a spokesman said.
Aside from the cleanup, the group held activities for the children, letting them touch live hermit crabs and other marine life.
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Other activists turned out to relocate struggling oysters.
The activists have teamed with educators to raise money for a marine science barge for laboratory and educational purposes, they say.