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Volunteer Landscaping at the Ridgewood Reservoir

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Ridgewood Reservoir

58-2 Vermont Place

Queens, NY 11385

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Join NYC H2O and the NYC Parks Department as pull invasive weeds in the pollinator garden!

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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.

We will meet in the parking lot on Vermont Place, Brooklyn, NY 11207, across the street from the reservoir.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR MASK! 😷

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Ridgewood Reservoir

58-2 Vermont Place

Queens, NY 11385

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NYC H2O’s mission is to inspire and educate New Yorkers of all ages to learn about, enjoy and protect their city’s local water ecology. Through providing public and school programs at historic reservoirs, parklands, watersheds, bays, rivers, and wetlands, we encourage diverse citizens to advocate for responsible public policy. Our activities promote science-based knowledge of New York’s local ecosystems and of what is needed for urban water resilience in a time when climate change impact continues to escalate.

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