Land Stewardship

One of the biggest ways we can have an ecological impact, as Irvington residents, is in how we manage our landscapes and gardens. Common practices have adverse impacts on soil, water and wildlife, while contributing to CO2  emissions. Habitat loss is a challenge for virtually all species, as humans convert natural habitats to other land uses, disrupt the balance, and introduce chemicals and invasive species that kill or outcompete native species to the point of extinction. Sustainable practices, on the other hand, bolster a healthy biodiverse ecosystem, support food security and sustained livelihoods, mitigate the impacts of extreme weather and sequester carbon.

60% of our Sustainability Survey participants said they wanted to contribute to climate action with sustainable garden upgrades and maintenance. Here is how you can do that.

Scroll down to see an overview of sustainable landscaping practices or download it here.

Read about conserving natural areas in your community for the Hudson Valley by the NY DEC here.

NEWS: A Ban on Gas Powered Leaf Blowers went into effect Dec 16 2023.
Read more about landscapers here and  leaf blowers here

Report violations to the IPD at 914-591-8080 and log it by filling in our form here

The form is helpful for people who are not comfortable calling the police and for tracking purposes.

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