Tour the Ridgewood Reservoir

Tour the Ridgewood Reservoir and visit the newly restored East Causeway nature path with NYC H20 founder Matt Malina. 

  • Take in exhilarating views of nature in this 50+ acre ecological oasis
  • Learn about the history of the reservoir as Brooklyn’s water source
  • See an original wrought and cast iron fence from 1858, discovered in the recent restoration of the East Causeway
  • Hear about H2O’s work to transform the reservoir into a community resource

About this Event:

Tour the Ridgewood Reservoir, visiting the newly restored East Causeway nature path, with NYC H20 founder Matt Malina. The East Causeway is a quarter mile long path sitting atop the berm separating the two eastern basins of the Reservoir. The views of nature offered from the path are inspiring. On one side is a freshwater pond in the middle basin and a hardwood forest in the east basin. The path had been neglected for 4 decades and was completely overgrown and impassable. NYC H2O spent the past two years clearing the path, revealing the original fence from 1858 which is largely intact. 
The Ridgewood Reservoir, nestled in Highland Park, is a 50+ acre ecological oasis. It served as the nexus of the water system built by the independent City of Brooklyn in 1858. Since decommissioning in 1960, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. 
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