Creative Habitat Corp. tidal marsh (salt marsh) restoration projects

At LaGuardia Airport (Queens, NY)
Creative Habitat Corp. supervised the planting of Cordgrass (Spartina) onto rocky shore armaments, and devised a bioengineered planting approach on muddy surfaces. We also conducted a four (4) year monitoring program to assess the success of this project.

Before (1996)

After (1997)

The rocky shore at LaGuardia prior to restoration
The rocky shore at LaGuardia prior to restoration.

Just one year after planting the salt marsh plantings are well established.
Just one year after planting the salt marsh plantings are well established.


Alley Pond Park (Queens, NY)
Creative Habitat supervised the excavation of a Phragmites marsh (Phragmites is an invasive species on disturbed ground) and the restoration of salt marsh habitat with Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) plantings. Creative Habitat also conducts multi-year monitoring programs for these projects.

planting salt marsh grasses at Alley Pond
Saltmarsh planting at Alley Pond. Here, fencing was used to protect the new plantings from geese.

Alley Pond after restoration of salt marsh
An area once covered by common reed (Phragmites) is now a thriving salt marsh.

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Creative Habitat Corp.
253 Old Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-948-4389 Fax: 914-948-4390
E-Mail: SVEN@ creativehabitatcorp.com