The Garden City Bird Sanctuary is a nine-acre community nature preserve at Nassau County Stormwater Storage Basin…More #232 in Garden City. The main entrance is opposite 181 Tanners Pond Road. There is no charge to visit.
The vision statement adopted by it was simply, to establish a local green space for the demonstration of environmental stewardship through education and volunteer community services. The concept developed into the Garden City Bird Sanctuary - a protected nine acre nature refuge at a County storm water basin (sump) next to a local playground.
Since the initial volunteer led site clean-up in 1995, over 10,000 people have been active in this effort to improve the environment and educate residents on the meaning of environmental stewardship in the community. New members and volunteers are most welcome to help make the nature preserve the best it can be for its inhabitants and visitors!