Starting October 1st, 2010, the Village of Sleepy Hollow has enacted restrictions on the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in order to reduce air and noise pollution.

Please see the new Leaf Blower page for more information.

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Is it Native? Plant Databases.

September 25, 2010

These databases will help you find plants native to Westchester:

Metropolitan Flora Project (Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
Westchester Native Plants (Native Plant Center)
PLANTS Database (US Department of Agriculture)

The Watershed.

January 8, 2010

“[A watershed is] that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”

John Wesley Powell

Diagram of a watershed.

Online training in watershed management from the Environmental Protection Agency.

David Bedell completed an inventory of invasive plant species in Douglas Park in Douglas Park as part of a course at SUNY ESF in the summer of 2009.