|Image: Washington Square Park looking north, courtesy of Washington Square Park Blog|
Our parent organization, Local Ecology, has partnered with Washington Square Park Blog to map the ecological assets of the 9.75-acre Washington Square Park. Today Washington Square Park Ecology went live on ioby.
Why we are doing this project
At 9.75 acres, Washington Square Park is one of the largest green, open spaces in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. While famous for the fountain and arch, the park has ecological assets that we feel should be highlighted more prominently. Its trees are one asset. The other is the buried creek and its associated marshland. While we cannot restore the creek and the marsh, this project provides an opportunity to inform users and visitors not only about what they can see - the trees - but also about the park's historic ecology and its connection to a larger system of waterbodies in the neighborhood and the city.
You can support the project by making a donation to the project via ioby and by volunteering (more to come on the latter)!!!