Bridge Creek Wetland – Staten Island, NY (2005)

Posted in Environmental Services

In 1995 the Bridge Creek Wetland project created a 17 acre salt water marsh to foster ecological stability and growth.  GBI constructed a containment pit lined with drainage stone and filter fabric to accept 10,000 cubic yards of Phragmite root mass.  GBI excavated the marsh and its canals to facilitate tidal flushing of the salt marsh, and then planted 160,000 Spartina Alterniflora, 20,000 Spartina Patens and 1,000 woody high marsh plants to stabilize the area.  The new plants were protect with waterfowl barrier and maintained for two years.