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Follow Up: Wallace Pond

May 10, 2011

The weather cooperated and the volunteers showed up on Saturday to HELP SAVE WALLACE POND!

There were 24 students from Fox lane Middle School, members of the CAC (Andrew Weidmann, Ed Campbell) and Brendan Murphy from the Watershed Agricultural Council. They all helped plant 115 native trees and shrubs at the north end of Wallace Pond to help alleviate the Nutrient Overload and improve the water quality of the Pond and the Croton Watershed. Many of you might not realize that the Croton Watershed is part of the drinking water supply for NYC. 

Brendan told me that the project is called “Trees for Tribs”. It is a successful stream planting program that was developed by the Hudson River Estuary Program of the DEC. All I know is that I am sure glad that Brendan and his colleagues were able to pull this together to help us save one of our greatest assets in Kisco!

The kids had a blast and were not slowed down by the mud and muck (extremely high water table). They seemed to rather enjoy being covered in mud! They all had a job to do – some dug holes, others installed weed mats (to suppress unwanted vegetation) and others installed tree tubes to protect from Deer browse.

All in all it was a great day – come down for your self and check it out. An educational sign will be posted soon at the site

Thanks to all the helping hands who HELPED SAVE WALLACE POND

What do you think of the new GREENS at Wallace Pond?

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