Repairing Tributaries throughout the Village
Headwaters are critical ecosystems that contribute to the life of rivers. Read this article from American Rivers to understand the imperative for protecting small streams.
The Hastings Conservation Commission partnered with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Trees for Tribs program to restore this brook, which runs from Ravensdale Road into the Saw Mill River at Exit 12 on the SMR Parkway. Volunteers from all over Hastings prepped the area May 8th and planted 350 shrubs and trees on May 15th. Volunteers are watering and weeding this site - you're invited! Sign up here.
The Hastings Conservation Commission has teamed up with HHS grad Avery McGuire and HHS' AP Environmental Science team to restore the rich, riverine habitat of the Lower Burke. With student volunteers, Avery is removing invasive species and trash and replanting with deer-resistant natives. Click here for lots of good info about this project, including history. Want to get involved? Send us an email.