Orchard Beach Invasives Removal

Submitted by ub on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 10:26

Another round of invasive removal work is about to begin in Pelham Bay Park's natural areas. The new location will be along Orchard Beach Road, and will be visible in the area from Glover's Rock heading west. This work is part of the Million Trees New York reforestation work that has been taking place all around the park for nearly three years now.

Overseen by NYC Parks’ Natural Resources Group, it will clear a lot of the downed woody debris that staff tried hard to remove this past year. Each time, they did not have the personnel to spare. This project is part of a long-range plan in the upland surrounding Turtle Cove and in Pelham Bay Park's Central Woodlands. Removing the invasive, non-native vines and shrubs will make it possible to reforest the area with native trees and shrubs over the next few years.

This natural areas restoration work is a vital step to improve the overall quality of forest, thus enhancing biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

For more information, please see the attached Restoration Plan Summary for this site. Please feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Marianne Anderson, Administrator
Pelham Bay Park
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
One Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 430-4686 phone
(718) 430-1893 fax