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Protection Site Details

Bronx Protection Site

Iroquois Pipeline - Natural Area Impacts, Pelham Bay Park

Map of the Iroquois Pipeline area, Pelham Bay Park

  • Proposed natural gas pipeline extending from Canada to Long Island.
  • Proposed route through Pelham Bay Park would destroy and fragment significant natural areas.
  • Additional proposed route through Ferry Point Park
  • Project review on-going

Brooklyn Protection Site

NYC DOT Belt Parkway Bridge Reconstruction

NYC Dot reconstruction of 10 bridges along the Belt Parkway with major impacts at Fresh Creek, Paerdegat Basin, Mill Basin, and Gerritsen Creek.

Photograph of the Belt Parkway Bridge reconstruction area

  • Fresh Creek - Anticipated impact to 15 acres of natural areas, including salt marsh, woodland, and grassland.
  • Paerdegat Basin- anticipated impact to 29 acres of natural areas, including salt marsh, woodland, and grassland.
  • NRG review of Mill Basin and Gerritsen Creek to begin in spring.

Manhattan Protection Site

TBTA Toll Plaza Expansion Impacts- Inwood Hill Park

Illustration of TBTA Toll Plaza expansion and the area of Inwood Hill Park that is affected
TBTA Henry Hudson Toll Plaza Expansion -Forest Damages, Inwood Hill Park (1996)

  • $1.7 million lawsuit, on-going.
  • 53 trees killed/damaged.
  • 3 acres of forest understory damage adjacent to parkway.
  • On-going effluent drainage into forest.

Queens Protection Site

Alley Park - LIE HOV Expansion: Litigation to Mitigation

Threat of litigation stops NYSDOT from destroying highest quality tulip tree forest in NYC.

NRG/ NYSDOT redesign becomes most ecologically responsible interchange project in NYC history...and maybe the world

Aerial photograph of Alley Park and the Long Island Expressway High Occupancy Vechile Expansion area

  • 8.2 acre wetland, open water and forest restoration.
  • Dredging and restoration of Alley Pond.
  • Restoration of biodiverse native forest.
  • Redesign of pathways maximizes public use, but restricts access to sensitive natural areas.

Staten Island Protection Site

USACE Arthur Kill/ Kill Van Kull Deepening

Photograph of Arthur Kill/ Kill Van Kull deepening salt marsh and surrounding area

  • Impacts to salt marsh due to increased wakes and channelization.
  • Increased shipping increases threat of oil and other hazardous materials spills.
  • Damage to existing restoration sites, such as Old Place Creek.
  • Loss of habitat for wildlife and plant species
  • Impacts to water quality.