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 2.5hrs of volunteer landscaping at the Ridgewood Reservoir. NYC H2O and the NYC Parks Department will help guide volunteers in how to pull invasive weeds and plant native flowers on the causeway between Basins 2 and 3.
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.
Volunteers will meet at 10am in the parking lot on Vermont Place, Brooklyn, NY 11207 across the street from the reservoir.
58-2 Vermont Place
Queens, NY 11385
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