The reservoir's historic structures & ecosystems are an opportunity to create a unique environmental education center for our children & their future.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Assemblyman Mike Miller Letter

New York State Assemblyman Mike Miller wrote a great letter to the NYSDEC in support of our cause:

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Reservoir Destruction Plan Highlights

Below are are couple of key drawings from the department of parks plans for "decommissioning" the Ridgewood Reservoir. Note that what they refer to as "culverts" are in reality 11' X 14' tunnels designed to allow large trucks access to the reservoir basins. This would permit parks to drive their large maintenance vehicles into the wetland and forested habitats to clear them for eventual development, something they've been trying to cram down the throats of the surrounding communities for the past 7 years.

Here is a detail of the planned "culvert":

Here's another view of one of the $11,000,000.00 "culverts" that the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation plans of building by blasting holes into the walls of historic Ridgewood Reservoir:

I don't know how well the parks department has been maintaining your neighborhood parks, but if they spent anywhere near $11 million on mine, they'd certainly look and operate a lot better than they have for many years.

If you are sick and tired of the parks department wasting money while your local park falls into disrepair, please send us a note. I'll post the best of them.

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Final Blow Delivered to the Ridgewood Reservoir

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Will Destroy Reservoirs

Beginning in August of this year the parks department will start a process that will, in short order, spell the end of the unique habitats within the Ridgewood Reservoir's three basins. Through a freedom of information request we have acquired their plans submitted to the department of environmental conservation for breaching all three basin walls. You can download them at the links below.

Download •FINAL_Ridgewood_Permit.pdf
Download Appendix F - IO.pdf
Download Appendix A - Permit Drawings.pdf

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