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.

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.