The latest restoration of Central Park is happening in the North Woods along the Ravine, which meets the Harlem Meer. Olmsted and Vaux created areas like the North Woods to mimic the experience of the Catskills or The Adirondacks.
Lack of maintenance in the 1900s led to overgrowth and neglect, but the Conservancy has spent two years restoring the area, returning the open waterway and putting boulders back in place.
The North Woods renovation will bring back native species of birds and other wildlife, plus beautiful bridges and benches.
This project is part of the $300 million Forever Green campaign, which is mostly privately funded by people who use and love the park. Visit Central Park Forever Green to learn more about the campaign and other restoration projects as well.
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