Projects

Prisoners Pond Update

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The Hilltop Prisoner’s Pond Forest Restoration Project has made significant progress towards its first phase objectives.  A dedicated group of volunteers has cleared approximately 1 acre of invasive plant species, primarily bush honeysuckle.  These woody-stemmed large shrubs/small trees were so thick one could not walk more than a few feet.  Now, most of the aforementioned […]

Projects

Prisoners Pond Forest Regeneration Project

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The Hilltop Conservancy is leading an effort to restore the forest east of Prisoner’s Pond in Verona. Prisoner’s Pond is located just off White Rock Road immediately adjacent to the upper ball field parking lot (“Freedom Field”). This spring-fed pond is the only year-round water source in the Hilltop Reservation and currently supports birds, mammals, […]