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Queens Restoration Sites

Twin Fields Kettle Pond Restoration

Photograph of Twin Fields Kettle Pond restoration project area

Project

  • 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

Photograph of trees of Alley Pond Park

Project Components
  • 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
Herbaceous planted 8,128
Erosion control measures 8,500 sq.ft.

Photograph of woodland area of Alley Pond Park

Funded by the City of New York and the New York State Clean Water/Clean Air Bond

Act. Project budget = $550,000