Hell’s Kitchen Lithium Production & Clean Power Project
December 3, 2021

Sherman Creek Living Shoreline

New York, NY

Sherman Creek Park, a collection of small urban green spaces along the Harlem River, is an important natural resource for the densely urbanized Inwood and Washington Heights neighborhoods of upper Manhattan. Great Ecology, along with Dirtworks Landscape Architecture and Rippled Waters Engineering, is developing conceptual designs for a living shoreline project to restore and protect wetland habitat along the park's riverfront. The project site provides critical habitat for a variety of estuarine and terrestrial wildlife, including over 150 species of birds, and is experiencing erosion and habitat loss due to multiple factors.
Great Ecology is conducting environmental assessments, developing ecological guidance, and creating conceptual designs for the project. Ongoing and anticipated services include: data collection; field investigations; benthic invertebrate surveys; analysis of sediments, topography, tides, and salinity; conceptual designs and budgeting; and community and stakeholder meetings/coordination.

Assessing Baseline Conditions

Understanding the current conditions of the site is a crucial step in developing informed design concepts that maximize the health and ecological value of the living shoreline.