Freshkills Park Blog

‘Light Reeds’ provide current-powered waterfront lighting

A new method for lighting spaces adjacent to urban waterways uses renewable energy powered by water currents. The ‘Light Reeds,’ from New York City-based Pensa, mimic the reeds you might find along creeks or other natural waterways and provide a more ambient light source than harsh street lights. The Light Reeds are powered by the water currents and an underwater rotor, and even sway with the currents. There’s a video of the innovative sustainable lighting product.

(via Treehugger)

June 19, 2012 Posted by | FKP | , , , | 1 Comment

Sign up for the July Kayak Tour before it fills up!

Join us on Sunday, July 8, as members of the Freshkills Park team, with assistance from Kayak Staten Island and generous support of the Downtown Boathouse, guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak.

The tour will last two hours and is free of charge. Start time is 9:30 a.m. Kayaks, life vests and safety training will be provided. Most of the provided boats will be 2-person kayaks, so please note that if you come alone you may be paired with another attendee.

Meeting location is accessible only by personal vehicle (location and directions will be provided upon confirmation); there is no bicycle or public transit access at this time. This tour will be limited to participants ages 18 and up. Limit two spots per request.

Sunday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. at the Freshkills Park site. Free. Space is very limited; RSVP required. Please email michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov or call (212)788-8277 to reserve a spot.

June 19, 2012 Posted by | FKP | , | Leave a comment

   

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