NYC H2O will be offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir to community members and the public over the next three weekends.
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.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
We will meet in the parking lot at 1 Vermont Place, Brooklyn NY 11207 across the street from the reservoir.
If you can't make the April 23 tour, we will also have tours on April 30 and May 8.
The tour is free but please RSVP here.