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Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

November 17, 2018: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Ridgewood Reservoir - Vermont Place Parking Lot - Queens, NY 11385 map
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NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir to community members and the public.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once-independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Meet in the parking lot at Vermont Place. Please make a reservation.

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