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Greenvale Park Stream Buffer Restoration


Stream Buffer Restoration Project at Greenvale Park in Dutchess CountyThis streamside buffer restoration is an example of green infrastructure at a town park. This streamside buffer was constructed to conserve the area adjacent to the stream, also known as the riparian area. When functioning properly streamside buffers 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: Greenvale Park Greenvale Farms Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12580
  • Town: Poughkeepsie
  • County: Dutchess
  • Land Use of Site: Park - Soccer Fields
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Along both sides of the Muddy Kill River.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: Re-plant stream buffer
  • Year of Installation: 2008
  • Plant Material Used: Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum, Betula nigra, Nyssa sylvatica, Quercus bicolor, Quercus palustris, Quercus macrocarpa, Cornus amomum,Cornus sericea, Platanus occidentalis, Salix nigra, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Viburnum lentago, Salix discolor, Salix exigua, Salix humilis, Carpinus caroliniana, Juglans nigra, Liriodendron tulipifera, Betula populifolia, Larix laricina, Hamamelis virginiana, Picea glauca.
  • 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 theHudson Estuary Trees for Tribs program

Contact for Additional Site Information:

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