Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation

Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
Alley Pond Park Environmental Remediation | Queens, NY, US
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Queens, New York, USA

Only one percent of the original freshwater wetlands in the New York City metropolitan remain today. The restoration of wetlands along the northern edge of Alley Pond and Park in Queens returns 16 acres to pre-development conditions. This dramatic contribution to ecological health will also increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of the natural world. The meadow grasses, wildflowers and trees planted along Alley Creek transformed an unsightly industrial wasteland into a parcel dotted with sparkling greens and blues and the vibrant hues of native wildlife. This wetland restoration is a showcase of biodiversity along one of the busiest commuter corridors in the area.

Award

  • 2011 - Platinum Award, Engineering Excellence Awards, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York