Selected areas of the West Point Foundry Preserve’s Foundry Cove marsh are being planted with native wetland vegetation to further restore the area to a healthy tidal freshwater marsh habitat. The new plantings include: iris, arrow arum, cattail and spatterdock.
The restoration project is a cooperative effort of the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, Scenic Hudson and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Advanced GeoServices is overseeing the project and the planting is being done by Dawson & Associates. Monitoring will be conducted to insure that EPA requirements are met and to assess the recovery of the replanted marsh.