Spadefoot Design And Construction
Creating Beauty With Native Habitats
Our Services Take Inspiration From Nature
Restoring Native Habitats
This property in Sound Beach, NY was slowly sliding off into the Long Island Sound due to stormwater runoff emanating from the upland watershed. The lawn that grew essentially up to the bluff did little to slow the erosion, while compaction associated with mowing and stormwater flow continued to exacerbate the problem.
Please enjoy this short video documenting work conducted on behalf of The Science Museum of Long Island.
The project was generously funded by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District.
We have an enormous capacity to effect positive change; little by little we can take back overrun wild places and turn them into thriving native ecosystems.
As a shade-intolerant plant that requires nutrient rich soil, phragmites often proliferates in places that were historically freshwater forested wetlands.
Here, we removed a stand of phrag by hand and replaced it with plants including bayberry, red cedar, red maple, and beach plum
Before And After