In conjunction with the current Community Partnership Exhibition Ridgewood Reservoir for the 21st Century situated around the historic Watershed Model at the Queens Museum, please join NYC H20 for an offsite walking tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir. David Chuchuca, Assistant Director of NYC H2O, will lead a 1.5hr walking tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin. This fresh water source is critical to migrating birds on the Atlantic Flyway.
Walk and talk about history, ecology, water and more!
Please wear comfortable shoes to walk in, and bring water to hydrate.
*MASKS ARE REQUIRED*
Glendale, NY 11385
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