FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2015
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Town Announces Improved Health of Ponds at Clark Garden
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman recently stopped by Clark Botanic Garden to observe some positive changes to the main pond, following the removal of invasive vegetation that was affecting the oxygen and water levels of the pond. The removal of the invasive plants will improve water circulation, making the pond healthier for all the living things that inhabit it. Last month, 25 Chaminade High School students, members of the Emmaus Apostolic Program, waded into the pond to remove the invasive plants. Emmaus volunteers participate in a wide variety of projects, including planting, painting, visiting the elderly, and working with children. The recent work on the pond is part of a more extensive project to improve the health of the three connecting ponds at Clark Botanic Garden. The Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.
From left, Councilman Zuckerman, Supervisor Bosworth and Town Horticulturist Bonnie Klein take a look at the main pond after invasive plants had been removed