Geddes Brook/Ninemile Creek Wetland Restoration Wins ASLA Merit Award
We are honored that the Honeywell Geddes Brook and Ninemile Creek Wetland Restoration project recently won the American Society of Landscape Architecture, New York Upstate Chapter’s 2017 Merit Award for Excellence in Built Design. The award recognizes professional work of significant quality, innovation, and professional impact, while considering environmental responsibility, sustainable practice, and public involvement.
This project involved the ecological restoration of 45 acres of wetlands and floodplains, including 2 miles of riparian corridor, which were previously remediated, resulting in a biodiverse ecological corridor that directly connects to nearby Onondaga Lake. The team successfully met project goals to produce a rich variety of habitats for wildlife, improve the soil and water quality within the Onondaga Lake watershed, and provide ecological services and recreational opportunities for the local community.