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Dinsmore Park Stream Buffer Restoration


Dinsmore Park Stream Buffer RestorationThis stream buffer restoration project is an example of green infrastructure in a residential setting. The restored streamside buffers conserve the areas adjacent to streams and rivers, also known as riparian areas. When functioning properly they serve as a vegetated protective area between a body of water and human activity. A healthy vegetated buffer helps improve in-stream health and water quality by filtering and slowing pollution run-off, preventing soil erosion, providing upland habitat, contributing essential nutrients for the food chain, providing woody debris for in-stream habitat, and shading the stream to keep water temperatures down. Buffers also help absorb flood waters to protect human life and property.

Site Location

  • Site Address: Old Post Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12580
  • Town: Poughkeepsie
  • County: Dutchess
  • Land Use of Site: Recreational Park
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Along the stream that runs through the park, behind the ball field.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: Re-plant stream buffer
  • Year of Installation: 2008
  • Plant Material Used: Acer rubrum, Alnus serrulata, Betula nigra, Betula populifolia, Carpinus caroliniana, Carya Ovata, Larix laricina, Liriodendron tulipifera, Nyssa sylvatica, Quercus bicolor, Quercus palustris, Quercus macrocarpa, Cornus amomum, Cornus sericea, Platanus occidentalis, Populus deltoides, Pinus strobus, Salix nigra, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Viburnum lentago, Salix discolor, Salix exigua, Salix humilis, Juglans nigra, Liriodendron tulipifera, Sambus canadensis, Cornus sericea.
  • Annual Operational and Maintenance Required: Monitor tree tubes in spring and late summer.
  • Zoning Change or Special Permit: None

Design Construction and Maintenance Information

  • Designed and Installed by: The Hudson River Estuary Program and community volunteers
  • Cost: Plant Material provided free of change by the Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs program

Contact for Additional Site Information:

Please visit the Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs page for more information.