The Croton Point Park grassland sits atop a former landfill at the heart of a popular county park.
Following the landfill’s closure and capping completion in 1994, it was seeded as grassland habitat for wildlife. Over time, colonization by invasive species degraded the habitat’s quality even as grassland nesting birds were known to use the site.
To help Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation restore the 85-acre grassland, LWLA developed restoration plans followed by construction administration services, with work completed in 2021. LWLA’s subsequent Management Guide is intended to help the county steward the restored grassland and ensure this important habitat remains available for wildlife and park visitors for years to come.