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Old Mine Park Garners Award

Credit: Donald Watson, FAIA
Credit: Donald Watson, FAIA

The Old Mine Park streamside buffer has won a Connecticut Landscape Architecture Design Award.

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) recently recognized Site Systems, Inc. with a 2014 Merit Award for Trumbull’s Old Mine Park Streamside Buffer, a joint  project of Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound and the Town of Trumbull.

Identified as a demonstration project site as part of the Pequonnock River Initiative in 2010, Old Mine Park  received funding through the Anne S. Richardson Fund the following year.

Trumbull’s Parks Department installed the native streamside buffer and a stormwater sediment basin in May of 2012 with help from local volunteers and project oversight provided by Site Systems.

"The result is an attractive and functional landscape that protects water quality, reduces the impacts of erosion and flooding, and creates  important habitat for birds and cool‐water fish such as shad and trout," according to a press release.

The beautiful, varied habitat and passive recreational opportunities benefit local residents and wildlife alike, the release states.

The project comes from the efforts of:

Trumbull Conservation Commission

Save The Sound

Trumbull Parks Department

Site Systems Landscape Architects

EarthRise Design, LLC

Pequonnock River Initiative

Anne S. Richardson Fund 

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