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The Norton Basin Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located on the South shore of Norton Basin—accross from Michaelis Bayswater Park.This last vestige of high wetland that borders the Spartina along the shore has several lots that used to have homes on them. However Jamaica Bay is a tidal bay and this is now declared officially a wetland area that in the near future will be a safety barrier for the homes in Edgemere that are south of Norton Basin.For the last decade the Norton Basin Edgemere Community Group tried to keep the area clean of debris and litter. They removed invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed, Phragmites, and mugwort, while encouraging the growth of tree species planted by birds. We hope that the Edgemere residents will take on this role by organizing cleanups and caring for this prescious area.