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Bronx Restoration Sites

Proposed Soundview Park Salt Marsh Restoration

Photograph of the Soundview Park Salt Marsh restoration area

Project Goals

  • Restore three acres of salt marsh.
  • Remove stands of invasive plants (Phragmites australis)
  • Remove non-point source pollution.
  • Enhance public waterfront access.

Project Benefits

  • Restored habitat value for fish, invertebrate, and bird species.
  • Control of invasive plant species.
  • Improved pollutant filtration.

Funding applied for from the City of New York and the New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act with potential USACE match.

Shoelace Park, Bronx River Bioengineering Demonstration Project

Photograph of Shoelace Park, Bronx River Bioengineering demonstration project

Project Components

  • 500 feet of Bioengineering Installation.
  • Planted over 6,000 dogwoods and willows.

Project Benefits

  • Evaluation of bioengineering techniques resulting in design improvements to NRG restoration projects.
  • Stream Bank Stabilization and Erosion Control in Demonstration Project Area

Funded by US EPA and the NYC Environmental Fund, Project Budget = $30,000.

Seton Falls Park Forest and Wetland Restoration

Illustration of Seton Falls Park Forest and Wetland restoration

Project Components

  • Restoration of forest and wetland ecosystems.
  • Re-vegetation of denuded upland soils.
  • Erosion Control

Project Benefits

  • Improved aquatic and upland habitat.
  • Stabilized slopes, reduced runoff.
  • Control of invasive, non- native plants

Funding by The City of New York and The New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act

Pelham Bay Salt Marsh Restoration

Photograph of Pelham Bay Salt Marsh restoration

Project Components

  • Restoration of four acres of salt marsh.
  • 23,000 cubic yards of fill removed.
  • Propagated and planted 57,000 spartina alterniflora seedlings.

Project Benefits

  • Restored habitat value for fish, invertebrate, and bird species.
  • Control of invasive plant species.
  • Improved flood retention.
  • Improved pollutant filtration.

Funding by The City of New York and The New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act.