Wetlands Restoration Project

In April 2022, the ROCK acquired adjacent disturbed wetlands in order to restore and conserve the ecosystem in the area. The four acres of wetlands extend along a gentle stream that nourishes the vibrant wildlife found at the Westerly Ridge in the Harlem Valley. The plan, developed with the support of soil conservationists Lydia Brown and Oscar Velez-Juarbe at the USDA/NRCS, will start with the soil preparation and the reconditioning of the stream and its springs, to then continue with the seeding of native grasses and shrubs to prevent further erosion and growth of invasive species. By summer 2022 the wetlands are once again a buzzing habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, deer, and countless other species looking for room and board in this region of the Hudson Valley.

*This is a non-for-profit endeavor. We are accepting donations (financial contributions, seeding supplies, expertise, and labor; all welcome.)
To donate and become part of this project email us at eco@therockattheridge.com

Thank you Steve Rooney, Lydia Brown and Oscar Velez for engineering this plan.

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