Wetland Restoration at Flushing Bay

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PROJECT INFORMATION

LOCATION: Flushing, NY
AGENCY: NYCDEP
COMPLETION DATE: Ongoing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Bordered by CitiField, LaGuardia Airport, and industrial businesses, Flushing Bay
serves as a vital route for pleasure boats, ferries, and other vessels heading to the East
River. Due to the buildup of decaying organic material from two major sewer outfalls
nearby, the sediment required removal. The $200 million Flushing Bay cleanup project
includes the dredging of more than 89,000-cubic-yards of sediment, upgrades to the
sewer system, and restoration of wetlands along the shore.

Our Landscape Architecture team is working with the prime and the NYC DEP to provide
Construction Management services, overseeing the installation of 3.5+ acres of salt
marsh wetlands, including 110,000 plugs of various wetland plants as well as erosion
control and goose fencing. The new wetlands will filter the water and provide a habitat
for wildlife.

Our firm is also responsible for the continued monitoring of the wetland installation
and providing permit closure services post-installation.

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