BuckinghamPondCrestwood NANEWS

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Location: Albany, New York, United States

CONSERVATIVE ROW C FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY November 5, 2013 Election U S Navy Veteran BS Geography, U Wisconsin (Korean GI Bill) MA Geography, U Minnesota (National Fellowship) 30 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/ Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc. maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life. Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond Park in 1993-94, as well as many other open spaces. See bpcnanews.blogspot.com for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: bpcnanews.blogspot.com/ see also: albanycityconservative.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Mick and me took a stroll around
the park this morning.

The North side of the park is in
fine shape. Cark and Jack doing
a good job.

The shore section South side between
Lenox and Euclid is badly in need of

1. dead tree limbs still overhang the
    path posing a real hazard to walkers
    their pets and joggers.

2. No guard rail, or several large rocks
    have been placed at the foot of Lenox
    to prevent an out of control vehicle
    from coming down on people/pets
    on the walk below.

3. Knotweed has invaded the  inward
    side of the footpath, just East of
    the 1 and 2 above.  If not quickly
    eradicated, this invasive Knotweed
    will rapidly spread througout the park.

4. Three Red Dogwood bushes planted
    at the base of 1 above are lanquishing.
    They will survive if replanted on the
    waters edge.

6. The whole length of the recently
    improved footpath needs plantings
    of Red Osier Dogwoods and other
    plants that like wet feet, to stabilize
    the shoreline  reducing erosion
    of the footpath and silting of the

The entire park desperately needs
a woodland mangagement plan ,
Some Maple seedlings have appeared
along the path between Lenox and
Holmes Dale. However, numerous vines
are strangling trees and need to be cut.

Coarse gravel needs to be applied to
footpath surfaces throughout the park
to reduce risks of falls in wet weather
when pathways of powdered rock
become very slippery.

                                    Joe Sullivan