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Paerdegat Basin Restoraion update may 6 2014-By John McLaughlin

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Paerdegat Basin Restoraion update may 6 2014-By John McLaughlin

  1. 1. Paerdegat Basin Natural Area Park and Ecology Park Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting May 6, 2014 John McLaughlin Director, Office of Ecological Services Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  2. 2. Project Location 2 South Natural Area Park North Natural Area Park Ecology Park CSO Facility
  3. 3. Project History • Paerdegat Basin CSO Facility (30MG storage tank and 20MG in-line storage) • Online May 2011 ($404M) • CSO Facility included the natural area restoration and designates project area as parkland. • Restoration of significant tidal wetlands and coastal uplands which further augment water quality and ecological improvements. • Development of the Natural Area Park and Ecology Park Involved numerous stakeholders: – DEP/DPR – Community Board 18 (Bergen Beach, Georgetown, Canarsie) – NYSDEC Natural Resources – ACOE. 3
  4. 4. Natural Area Park - Objectives 4
  5. 5. Background Information • Project was partially funded under American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) - $15M • Approximately 40% of remain construction cost was picked up by DEP • Project bids received in October 2009. • Notice of Award issued December 16, 2009. • Notice to Proceed issued March 15, 2010. • Status – Substantial Completion of grading, landscaping and other work completed in fall 2013 – Small contract planting remaining this spring – Replacement plantings 5
  6. 6. Overview of Natural Area Park • Tidal Wetland Restoration: 4.5 acres • Upland Natural Area Park: 21 acres North NAP 20 acres South NAP • Ecology Park: 5 acres (supervised public access) • Perimeter Treatment – Fencing and sidewalks 6
  7. 7. Sand Reuse 7
  8. 8. Stockpiling of Sand 8
  9. 9. Sand Placement on North Side 9
  10. 10. Project Design Intent – North NAP • Creation of tidal salt marsh wetlands • Spot removal and clearing of invasive vegetation with no excavation/fill activities. Re- vegetated with native species. 10
  11. 11. Project Design Intent – South NAP • Excavation of historic fill along shoreline to create tidal salt marsh wetlands • Excavated material graded to create undulating topography typical of coastal grassland • Clean sand cap up to 2’ thick over fill and excavation areas • Stabilize area through native coastal plant communities 11
  12. 12. Ecology Park Layout 12
  13. 13. Transformation of Site 13 Restoration of cleared areas with maritime grassland habitat; water views Debris and garbage to be removed Placement of upland sand and tidal wetland planting Invasive vines and vegetation to be cleared Protection and preservation of native vegetation Example of previously completed upland planting.
  14. 14. Entrance 14
  15. 15. Signage 15
  16. 16. Perimeter Fence 16
  17. 17. Signage 17
  18. 18. Thank You 18

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