Queens Restoration Sites
Twin Fields Kettle Pond Restoration
- In 1966, two ballfields were constructed at the bottom of one of Forest Park's kettle ponds. Over time, the drainage system failed and the natural hydrology of the area re-established, rendering the ball fields unusable.
- After touring the site in June of 1995, Commissioner Stern proclaimed the site "for the ducks", initiating restoration of the kettle pond. NRG applied for and was awarded a $550,000 New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act grant and NYC match to execute the project.
- Project will add 3 acres of fresh water wetland habitat and stabilization and re-forestation of four acres in the surrounding watershed. Work will be completed Spring, 2001.
- Interpretive trail and viewing areas will provide an exciting educational resource, and a prime site for birders, butterfly, and dragonfly enthusiasts.
Funded by the City of New York and the New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act. Project budget = $550,000
Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration
- 46 acre project area, infested with invasive, exotic vines
- Restoration performed in 1or 2 acre increments.
- All vines in the project area were treated. Potential seed sources for re-infestation within 100 foot buffer removed.
- Native plant species have been planted in the areas where vine eradication has been completed.
|Trees and shrubs planted||7,876|
|Erosion control measures||8,500 sq.ft.|
Funded by the City of New York and the New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond
Act. Project budget = $550,000