Twenty years ago, the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island was a mess. With four mountains of trash, the dump held 150 million tons of garbage.
Throughout the years, the parks and sanitation departments worked with Field Operation to restore or encourage the tidal wetlands, generate forests, scrublands, fields of grass and trees.
Now known as Freshkills, the trash hills are hills without the trash. And today it is a place of ecological adaptation. The park is set to open to visitors in spring 2021.
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