Eroding stream banks, an unsightly fence intended to keep geese off the lawn, and grass creeping to the edge of the brook used to greet visitors to Rich Manor Park. In 1999, the County enhanced habitat along the brook edge with the creation of a wet meadow and conservation buffer strip. The County also created a vernal pool. Vernal pools are among the most rare of habitats in Westchester County and are critical to the breeding success of many species of amphibians and invertebrates. The meadow and buffer vegetation filter pollutants before stormwater runoff enters the brook, keep geese off the lawn in a more natural way, and provide habitat to a variety of wildlife.
To View The Site: The site is at Rich Manor Park on Acker Drive in the Village of Rye Brook.