A free walking tour focusing on NYC water (and natural resources) in the peaceful setting of the Ridgewood Reservoir.
The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural 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.
When: November 11th, 11:00AM
Where: Glendale (20ish minute walk from the L at Halsey St)
Register (free): here.