Westchester County

13) Town Park Pond

13) Pond at Town Park, Pound Ridge

Town Park Pond Pound RidgeThis popular freshwater pond suffered from sedimentation and excessive amounts of nutrients.  It was restored by removing a considerable amount of sediment from the pond, building a weir across the incoming stream channel to trap sediment before it reaches the pond, and creating a pond edge and adjacent conservation buffer strip of native plants around most of the pond. This vegetation filters out stormwater pollutants and enhances wildlife habitat.

To View The Site: The site is adjacent to the entrance to Town Park on Route 137 (Westchester Avenue) in the Town of Pound Ridge.