LES Ecology Center Embraces Seward Park During Coastal Resiliency Project

Posted on: February 8th, 2022 at 5:01 am by

Lower East Side Ecology Center has a new home. Temporarily – and away from the coastline – thanks to the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

As first reported here last year, Seward Park, the first municipal park in the country, is stepping up to host the environmental nonprofit. They’re now headquartered inside the original park house, which received a facelift in 2016.

We were previously told that the Seward Park Conservancy lobbied the Parks Department to make it happen.

“While we are happy we can host our friends at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in Seward Park’s own Park House, we are equally saddened they’ve lost their beloved headquarters and had to move their popular compost yard,” the Conservancy noted in a statement.

Back in October, the 22-year-old compost yard was dismantled. Packed up for the newer pastures of Staten Island. There it will remain for the duration of the resiliency project; the City promised a return once complete, but on a timeline of five years.

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