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‘Freshkills Park, World’s Largest Landfill-to-Park’ Webinar
November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com
For over 50 years, the City of New York sent most of its garbage to a single landfill in Staten Island…so much garbage in fact, that it became the world’s largest landfill and was on track to become the highest point on the East Coast. Today, that former landfill will achieve a much more celebrated global accolade — as the largest landfill-to-park in the world, and NYC’s second-largest park when complete.
Join New York Adventure Club for a virtual exploration of Freshkills Park — originally a 2,200-acre landfill, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park, and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years once fully complete.
Led by a Freshkills Park Alliance staff member, our digital showcase of this massive landscape will include:
- An overview of Freshkills, from its days as the world’s largest landfill to the planned three-phase transformation into a public park
- Rare archival footage of Fresh Kills landfill
- A behind-the-scenes look at Freshkill’s state-of-the-art landfill engineering system
- A discussion around the park’s plant and animal ecology that sustains on the grounds
- Modern photos showcasing the sweeping views of the NYC skyline from the ‘hilltops” that were once garbage mounds
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with the Freshkills Park Alliance staff member — any and all questions about Freshkills Park are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
*Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests
“The speaker was very informative and engaging.” -Linda
“I liked the presenter, visuals, use of time, all in all just right” -Sandra
“The presentation was a really good combination of video, lecture and interactivity. This was a great idea and really well done. Let’s do more like it!” -Catherine
“I liked her excellent explanation of the Landfill Cap. I’ve heard about it but did not fully understand the process until today.” -Michael
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Categories: Historic Sites, Hidden Spots, Virtual