Erie Canal Tree Planting

Case Name:


United States of America

Restoration Types:

Habitat Creation; Habitat Enhancement


Affected DOI Resources:

Migratory Birds


Village of Solvay



Project Description

The Erie Canal and Southwest Lakeshore Trail System, within the Village of Solvay, is being conducted by Honeywell as part of the NRDAR Consent Decree. The project will build a new 3.2-mile trail connecting the Old Erie Canal Trail, to the existing Onondaga County Trail. The project includes, preserving Gere Lock 15 as a historical site and constructing a trail on Honeywell property parallel to Gere Lock and Belle Isle Road. Construction of the new trail has started along Gere Lock/Belle Isle Road. Trees were removed to construct the trail on Honeywell property parallel to Gere Lock/Belle Isle Road, as well as a number of trees within or very close to, the Village of Solvay Right-of-Way. The Village of Solvay Erie Canal Tree Planting project will plant new trees along the trail within the Village of Solvay Right-of-Way. These trees will help restore a natural buffer between the new trail and the residential sections of Gere Lock/Belle Isle Road and is consistent with urban forest management goals.

Restoration Land Ownership

County or Municipal

Parties Implementing Restoration

Village of Solvay

DOI Project Representatives

Fish and Wildlife Service

Village of Solvay Belle Isle Road Tree Planting Location, Credit: Google Earth

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