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Erosion

Wondering What's Happening at the Pond?

Have you been wondering what's been going on at the pond?   We're happy to report that the City of Albany is addressing the long-standing erosion problem at the Euclid entrance on the south (New Scotland) side.  This area has been washing out during each large storm, creating a small canyon that makes it difficult to traverse, and results in lots of stone dust in the Pond. The Conservancy identified this as a concern as far back as 2009, and we are so happy that the Water Department is addressing this.  Thank you Commissioner Joe Coffey!

Path Improvements

If you haven't walked around the pond recently be sure to check out the improvements to the path on the south (New Scotland) side. Over the summer the City of Albany reconfigured the pond path to be much less steep, reducing erosion problems and making the path easier for all to walk. Funds for this project were provided through a grant from the Albany County Soil & Water Conservation District, which the Buckingham Pond Conservancy helped arrange. Note also the new garbage can at the Lenox entrance to the path which is in active use, especially by dog owners, hurray!

Changes coming to the Path

As a result of the Albany County Soil & Water District grant that BPC facilitated, DGS will be reconfiguring the steep section of the path near the foot of Lenox on the the New Scotland (south) side of the pond. We don't know yet when work will begin, but if you see any activity there, that's what's going on. The new configuration will take a much shallower approach up the hill which will reduce the amount of erosion and make the path easier to walk for all.

Save the date for Sunday 5/16

The next pond cleanup day will be Sunday 5/16 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting. Please put it on your calendar now, and we'll let you know more as the date approaches. It should be a great day to get out and work together on our pond. If you are willing to post a few flyers around the neighborhood, please let me know at albanybpc@gmail.com, we can use the help!

Changes coming to the pond path for erosion control

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