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Delaware

 

Oyster Reef Enhancement and Restoration (DE and NJ)

To compensate for the loss of bottom habitat in the Delaware Estuary as a result of the Athos oil spill, a three year oyster reef restoration program was funded. Oysters play an important role in the Bay’s ecosystem. They provide habitat for a variety of organisms, which are dependent upon oyster reefs for spawning, foraging and nursing. The project will increase oyster populations as well as prov. . . read more!

 

Blackbird Reserve Habitat Restoration for Migratory Geese (DE)

The site of this pond, pasture, and agricultural food plot project is within the state-owned Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area in southern New Castle County, Delaware. The 535 acre site is predominantly forested (71.4 percent), with 152.9 acres (28.6 percent) in open agricultural lands. In an effort to maintain habitat heterogeneity and provide wildlife habitat value, the Division of Fish and Wildli. . . read more!

 

Augustine Boat Ramp (Replaced by 7th Street Boat Ramp, Wilmington, DE project)

The Final Amendment outlines the Trustees approach to the selection of a replacement project for the Augustine Boat Ramp Project (Delaware), a lost recreational use project. However, after detailed evaluation including, among other things, hydrodynamic modeling, the Athos Trustee Council has determined that implementation of Augustine Boat Ramp Project will not provide significantly increased recr. . . read more!

New Jersey

 

Columbia and Remnant Dam Removals, Paulins Kill River, Warren County, New Jersey

The intent of this project is to restore the lower Paulins Kill River, New Jersey, through the removal of the Columbia Dam, the removal of the Remnant Dam, the restoration and stabilization of the river channel within the 1.7-mile project area (as necessary), and the restoration and revegetation of the 47-acre floodplain of the Columbia impoundment. This project will improve an impaired aquatic sy. . . read more!

 

Mad Horse Creek Marsh, Wet Meadow, and Grassland Restoration (NJ)

The restoration site is on the Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area. The 260 acre property contains salt marshes, transitional wetlands (Phragmites dominant), agricultural lands, and associated buildings. Past agricultural practices on this property included altering and filling the brackish marsh fringe. These alterations have resulted in a Phragmites invasion of the wetland. NJDEP’s Offic. . . read more!

 

Stow Creek Boat Ramp (NJ)

Located on Stow Creek, Stow Creek Township, Cumberland County, this project was designed to compensate for loss of recreational opportunities during the Athos oil spill by improving the Stow Creek boat ramp to facilitate use to access tidal rivers, including Stow Creek, Mad Horse Creek and the Delaware River. The Stow Creek boat ramp is located on Stow Creek at the end of Stow Creek Road and is ma. . . read more!

New York

 

Otisco Lake Shoreline Protection Project

Significant stretches of undeveloped lakeshore are rare in the Finger Lakes and this resource is recognized as a priority for protection in New York State’s Open Space Plan. The 35-acre Otisco Lake Shoreline Protection Project is located at the very south end of the lake, the property features forested wetlands, as well as shallow man-made ponds and open meadows with scattered shade trees. The la. . . read more!

 

Habitat and Greenway Enhancement along Onondaga Creekwalk Phase 2

The goal of this project is to aggressively and diligently establish native trees and shrubs over a five year period along the riparian corridor of Onondaga Creek through a combination of invasive species removal, dense planting and consistent weeding. Youth and young adults will lead the way in this effort through the programmatic leadership and expertise of Onondaga Earth Corps, an organization . . . read more!

 

Erie Canal Tree Planting

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 Ge. . . read more!

 

Wetland Habitat Restoration on Lands within the Onondaga Lake Basin

The selected acquisition sites within the Wetland Habitat Restoration on Lands within the Onondaga Lake Basin project are adjacent to parcels previously acquired by the Onondaga Lake Trustees, as described in the March 2018 Onondaga Lake Natural Resources Damage Consent Decree. The project maximizes wetland and forested habitat environmental functionality. This project addresses the need to rest. . . read more!

 

Onondaga Creek Kayak/Canoe Launch

The City of Syracuse will construct a canoe/kayak launch on the west side of Onondaga Creek at Kirk Park and to improve creek navigability through removal of downed and impediment trees. Within the City, Onondaga Creek has no designated canoe/kayak launch sites, and few areas provide suitable access for fishing. This project will provide needed natural resource recreational benefits to Syracuse . . . read more!

 

Implement Year 1 of 5 of Onondaga Invasive Plan

The March 2018 “Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Assessment Consent Decree” and “Appendix C - Onondaga Lake Watershed Restoration Projects Scopes of Work” (Consent Decree), describe the funding for an invasive species control and habitat preservation project. According to the March 2018 Scope of Work for Project 9, The “Invasive Species Control and Habitat Preservation Project” shall be imple. . . read more!

 

Seneca River Boat Launch

In March 2018, the United States Department of the Interior, acting through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the State of New York, acting through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), together the Trustees, settled a natural resource damage claim with the Responsible Parties, Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, for t. . . read more!

 

Southwest Shore Recreation Trail

In March 2018, the United States Department of the Interior, acting through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the State of New York, acting through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), together the Trustees, settled a natural resource damage claim with the Responsible Parties, Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, for t. . . read more!

 

Erie Canal Trail

In March 2018, the United States Department of the Interior, acting through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the State of New York, acting through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), together the Trustees, settled a natural resource damage claim with the Responsible Parties, Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County, New York, for t. . . read more!

Pennsylvania

 

Lardner's Point Shoreline Restoration (PA)

The Lardner’s Point proposed restoration site is located in the greater Philadelphia region, at the northern end of the area oiled by the Athos spill. Just west of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, the site is situated in the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia, bordering the west bank of the Delaware River. Lardner’s Point is the former home of a river ferry that provided service between Tacony and Palm. . . read more!

 

Darby Creek Dam Removal and Habitat Restoration (PA)

Located a few miles from the Athos oil spill site, three dams in Darby Creek have been removed to improve connectivity in aquatic ecosystems and populations of anadromous fish stocks. Over 9 miles of river have been opened up as a result of the dam removal projects. At one site, the stream was rerouted to prevent flooding of the shoreline neighborhood. Current restoration efforts are focused on th. . . read more!

 

John Heinz NWR Freshwater Tidal Wetland Restoration (PA)

This project involves the excavation of a series of channels and pools and place the material adjacent to the pools to form saturated scrub/shrub wetlands was developed. The initial design provides for 7 acres of channels and pools that would restore tidal flow to the area and allow wild rice seed and other native plants to be transported into the wetland interior with the tide. Indirect benefits . . . read more!

 

Little Tinicum Island Trail and Habitat Enhancement (PA)

Little Tinicum Island is an approximately 200-acre island located on the Delaware River in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Little Tinicum Island is a designated Natural Area, owned by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. An estimated 3,500 to 4,000 people access Little Tinicum Island on a yearly basis, but there are no maintained trails on the island. Instead, thick vegetation. I. . . read more!

Virginia (Showing 1 of 6 items. Group continues on the next page.)

 

Accelerating the Adoption of Riparian Forest Buffers and Stream Exclusion with the Healthy Streams Farm Stewardship Program (HSFSP)

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, LLC will complete a pilot project working with state and non-governmental partners to implement an incentive program to encourage establishment of riparian buffers on private land along the South River, Middle River, and Christians Creek, improving habitat for wildlife and recreation. The project, “Healthy Streams Farm Stewardship Program”, will be modeled after p. . . read more!

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