project leader
Meghan W
location
200 Nevada Avenue
(Staten Island)
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the project

High Rock Park is considered a gem within the Greenbelt, both for its natural character and for its continued preservation. The Lavender Trail is a 0.26 mile loop trail that borders a native loosestrife swap near the entrance of High Rock Park. Being a wetland trail, a significant portion of the trail surface is boardwalk through the swap. This trail is also a major thoroughfare for visitors to the Greenbelt's cornerstone park and is in vital need of repair.

In partnership with the NYC Parks Greenbelt Natural Resource Team, this project works to restore this valuable segment of the larger Greenbelt trail system. The project will upgrade or replace wooden boardwalks to help drain water from the trail and to help create a drier, more elevated terrain. Not only will completion of this project ensure long-term sustainability of this section of the trail, but it will keep up the natural terrain while maintaining a safe environment for our users.

the steps

Once funds are received, we expect this project to take three (3) months to complete. Our goal is to begin in March 2018 with a launch of the renovated trail system to take place by the end of June/early July 2018. The process has been broken down into three steps:

Step 1: Evaluation and project item procurement (i.e. assessing what materials we will need and ordering them)

Step 2: Construction (i.e. physical labor to replace the boardwalk)

Step 3: Completion of construction, monitoring and public use (i.e. ensuring boardwalk is safe for public use)

why we're doing it

The Greenbelt Conservancy helps to maintain, sustain and preserve a 35-mile trail system within the Greenbelt. The increase of usership over the years has been a welcomed accomplishment, but means we must do more to maintain and care for the trails. This project will not only enhance the user experience, but it will help to sustain the natural existence of terrain that Staten Islander's and visitors from across the globe appreciate.

budget

High Rock Park is considered a gem within the Greenbelt, both for its natural character and for its continued preservation. The Lavender Trail is a 0.26 mile loop trail that borders a native loosestrife swap near the entrance of High Rock Park. Being a wetland trail, a significant portion of the trail surface is boardwalk through the swap. This trail is also a major thoroughfare for visitors to the Greenbelt's cornerstone park and is in vital need of repair.

In partnership with the NYC Parks Greenbelt Natural Resource Team, this project works to restore this valuable segment of the larger Greenbelt trail system. The project will upgrade or replace wooden boardwalks to help drain water from the trail and to help create a drier, more elevated terrain. Not only will completion of this project ensure long-term sustainability of this section of the trail, but it will keep up the natural terrain while maintaining a safe environment for our users.

We estimate the following:
  • Lumber $2,000
  • Materials including safety equipment, gloves, shovels, etc. $500
  • Volunteer refreshments and appreciation $150
  • Staff time $500
  • Contingency for unforeseen expenses $350
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PROJECT SUBTOTAL = 3,500
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $105
TOTAL TO RAISE ON ioby= $3,640
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donors

  • Amy E Rice
  • Thomas P Blancero
  • John Kilcullen
  • Jessica K.
  • The Wood Family