The Freshkills Development Team and New York City were kind enough to invite me out along with other photographers to this amazing destination. I have had the privilege to visit this location through the seasons as well as through a biological research capacity via the mentorship of Dr. Eugenia Naro-Maciel. This location is a 30 year project to convert, at one point the worlds largest dump, into the largest landfill to park conversion on earth. A park that surely will not disappoint and already has such gems and views seen here. If you would like a taste of what this site will offer do check out their upcoming 'Sneak Peak.'
One great feature is the methane collection wells that you see here. They are all over the site and the methane gas collected is actually used to power 22,000 homes hear on Staten Island!
Views pop up almost everywhere you go. It is so hard not to be a shutterbug here. There was actually a large black pipe between me and this scene. Want to know how I did it? Come to my class this Saturday August 9th at the Staten Island Greenbelt!
Experiencing the sunset was truly fantastic. The haze and clouds couldn't have been more perfect sending those golden rays through the evening sky.
A changing landscape.
Although they say all good things must come to an end this location is just beginning to bloom. I highly recommend taking an interest in this fantastic project learning all about it. I know I can't wait to see the project in 20 years with the wildlife and new habitat it is creating. We saw over 10 deer at once in just one of several locations!