The Clearing Continues
Before and After
Pictures do not do justice to the amazing transformation along South Beach Road approaching the Parcourse FitCircuit. Individual stops along the circuit are now visible, as is access to South Beach in the distance.
Last winter, Jimmy Ski, on behalf of FIConservancy, cleared the area of tangled invasive vegetation and created nearby berms that now contain the remains of Southold Town work and detritus from the past 40-50 years, including road sweepings, rock piles, metal from cars, asphalt and washing machines. Jimmy removed 97 tons of concrete that was crushed and used for Island roads.
The new berms, covered by dirt, are already being reclaimed by grasslands on the Parade Grounds. FIConservancy has planted a warm season grass mix specifically created for Fishers Island by nationally-recognized University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy, Joe Henderson and Tom Sargent.
The grasses in this recently-cleared parcel will likely take three years to become established.