Infrastructure and Ecology at Freshkills Park

The Greener Library Committee was pleased to welcome representatives from Staten Island’s Freshkills Park on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Library’s Archives & Special Collections.  


Laura Truettner, Project Development Manager, addressed the infrastructure and ecological restoration of the landfill to park conversion, such as the capping of the mounds and the leachate treatment plant.  Cait Field, Research Program Manager, spoke about the ecological restoration of Freshkills and the scientific research program that is currently underway and growing.




(left photo): Creeks and wetlands wind through Freshkills Park, surrounded by lush forests



In an effort to reduce paper waste, the Greener Library Committee is also proud to announce the creation of notebooks for those needing scrap paper.  The notebooks, made from unclaimed and discarded printing paper, are available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library.

-Amy F. Stempler, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Library Instruction