Flood-Prone Binghamton Park to Become Nature Trail
The City of Binghamton is getting its first educational nature trail.
Mayor Richard David has announced plans to repurpose a park that has spent too much time under flood waters as a new educational opportunity along the Susquehanna River.
David says the plans for the new nature trail at the 16-acre Sandy Beach Park on Conklin Avenue will improve access to green space while enhance flood resilience at the site.
Part-time Department of Parks and Recreation Department employees and recent Binghamton University graduates are working on the project.
The City plans making an underused softball field and basketball court into three pollinator gardens, bird and bat habitats and locations for educational signs dealing with conservation, invasive species and native flora and fauna.
The Binghamton Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a $1,000 grant through the National Environmental Education Foundation for its efforts.
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