Peconic Land Trust: Preserve Spotlight / 2019 ……Widow’s Hole Preserve / NEW

Preserve Spotlight / January 2019


Widow’s Hole Preserve, Greenport / Update


Widow’s Hole Preserve Restoration

to Accelerate in Spring


It’s been a little while since we’ve provided an update of what’s happening with the restoration efforts at Widow’s Hole Preserve on the waterfront in Greenport. In 2019, expect to see many changes to the landscape as the restoration begins in earnest!
Over the past several years, our stewardship team has been developing the long-term management plan for the preserve. This work has taken place in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine program – which has provided expertise on marine habitat restoration. The plan was completed last year, a necessary first step before submitting permit requests to the various government agencies that provide oversight for land and wetland restoration: the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Village of Greenport.
Our thanks go out to the Peconic Estuary Program for their funding support of this project.
We are pleased to report that most of the paperwork is behind us. Check out our recent blog post on the restoration, including updates on the permitting process, the fencing for the preserve, the removal of non-invasive plants, and an exciting Spartina grass planting we are conducting in partnership with Cornell to help build resiliency in the face of storm surge.
Visit these AAQ Portfolios (links):
                                                                       Peconic Land Trust / Preserve Spotlight / 2017
                                                                       Peconic Land Trust / Preserve Spotlight / 2016 

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