Reforestation Initiative

Next time you’re around the Waterworks Area, particularly near the shelters along the western settling basin, notice the introduction of several newly planted trees. We worked with WeissEarley Landscape Design & Contractors and DCNR to develop the plan and the Partnership purchased the trees from local nurseries. The project consisted of removing dead trees and snags to make way for white pine, pin oak, white oak, witch hazel, and sugar maple. An osprey platform and bat box will also be installed in the area come spring.

We are committed to working with our partners to improve areas throughout the park with native plantings on an annual basis. Funding for this initiative was made possible through gifts from the Zukor Club, Cole Family, Evelyn Anderson, Charles Koval endowment, and gifts received through Erie Gives Day.