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National Estuaries Day At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined members of the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) and local environmental enthusiasts at a day-long event to mark National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 26, 2009.  Established in 1988, National Estuaries Day seeks to foster awareness regarding the importance of estuaries and wetlands and the increased need to protect and preserve them throughout the country.

Statement From Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) On The Findings Of The Throgs Neck Bridge Park Environmental Analysis

Last evening I sponsored a well attended important community meeting at Holy Trinity in Whitestone to unveil the findings of a comprehensive environmental toxin analysis surrounding the Throgs Neck Bridge. The analysis conducted by environmental scientist Dr. James Cervino clearly and unequivocally uncovered significant lead paint contamination in the soil samples, which poses serious health risks, and large lead paint chips in piles of debris located under the bridge in ball fields, soccer fields and walking paths enjoyed by children and families of our community. 

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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

Statement From Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) On The MTA's Clean-Up Of Throgs Neck Bridge Park

Following weeks of discussions with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), I have just been informed that clean-up of lead paint debris uncovered in Throgs Neck Bridge Park is now underway and should be completed within the next week. The clean-up action by the MTA comes following an independent and comprehensive environmental analysis conducted by environmental scientist Dr. James Cervino which detailed the impact the paint scraping project of the Throgs Neck Bridge has had on immediate surrounding area.

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Padavan and Bayside Anglers Clean-Up Little Neck Bay

On Sunday April 17, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with members of the Bayside Anglers Club and community volunteers for the annual clean-up along the shoreline of Little Neck Bay. Once again, volunteers cleaned up trash and litter along the shore line from Bayside to Fort Totten. Senator Padavan collects trash along the shoreline of Little Neck Bay. 

Padavan and Bayside Anglers Clean-Up Little Neck Bay

On Sunday April 17, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with members of the Bayside Anglers Club and community volunteers for the annual clean-up along the shoreline of Little Neck Bay. Once again, volunteers cleaned up trash and litter along the shore line from Bayside to Fort Totten.  Senator Padavan helps volunteer’s pick-up trash along the Little Neck Bay shoreline during the Bayside Anglers springtime clean-up on Sunday April 18, 2010.

Padavan Celebrates National Estuaries Day At APEC's Little Neck Bay Festival

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens)  joined with environmental enthusiasts, local families, area school children and Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) representatives to celebrate the Little Neck Bay Festival during National Estuaries Day at APEC on Saturday afternoon September 25, 2010. The day-long event highlighted the environmental conservation efforts taking place on Little Neck Bay. The festival featured exhibits, speakers, games and arts and crafts for children who attended. Senator Frank Padavan speaks to children from PS 94 just outside the Padavan Pavilion at APEC about the local environment during a ceremony marking National Estuaries Day. 

Padavan Celebrates National Estuaries Day At APEC's Little Neck Bay Festival

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens)  joined with environmental enthusiasts, local families, area school children and Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) representatives to celebrate the Little Neck Bay Festival during National Estuaries Day at APEC on Saturday afternoon September 25, 2010. The day-long event highlighted the environmental conservation efforts taking place on Little Neck Bay. The festival featured exhibits, speakers, games and arts and crafts for children who attended. Senator Frank Padavan speaks to children from PS 94 just outside the Padavan Pavilion at APEC about the local environment during a ceremony marking National Estuaries Day.