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Location of contaminated dump at historic Jay Property (hatched lines at top) and direction of stormwater runoff to Marshlands and Long Island Sound 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY - NOW REMEDIATED | by Jay Heritage Center
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Location of contaminated dump at historic Jay Property (hatched lines at top) and direction of stormwater runoff to Marshlands and Long Island Sound 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY - NOW REMEDIATED

UPDATE - Remediated through collaborative efforts between Jay Heritage Center, NY State Parks and Westchester County Parks. Info below is for archival purposes.

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This map shows the location of one of the major dumps (in red) at the Jay Property and its relation to the West Creek (in blue) which is legally protected by Westchester County legislation from 1997. THIS DUMP HAS NOW BEEN REMEDIATED

 

The Jay Heritage Center filed a complaint with NYDEC against Westchester County Parks in March 2010 and requested that the dumps be completely removed to protect the integrity and ecosystems of the Jay Property, the adjacent Greenhaven neighborhood, neighboring Marshlands Conservancy, and Long Island Sound. For years, heavy rains and feet of melting snow would mobilize pollutants anew and threatened the watershed and habitats.

 

NYDEC agreed with JHC and issued 4 violation notices against Westchester County Parks and ordered remediation of the dumps that had long been concealed by invasive plants.

 

Read more about John Jay's home at the following links. The Jay Heritage Center and Jay Property are member sites on the African American Heritage Trail and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

 

[O]ne of America's intrinsic sacred sites --'specially special,' if you like -- because a great family's great house and its great and sweeping surrounding landscape have, almost miraculously, both survived intact and are now a permanent part of the America the next centuries of Americans will build." Tony Hiss, Author, Experience of Place.

  

Jay Heritage Center

210 Boston Post Road

Rye, NY 10580

(914) 698-9275

Email: jayheritagecenter@gmail.com

 

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