Spadefoot Design And Construction
“Inspired By Nature, Driven By Science”
We Rebuild Native Habitat
Spadefoot Design and Construction designs and executes projects that restore and enhance ecological function in yards, forests, wetlands, and in your community.
Restoring Native Habitats
Sound Beach — Controlling Stormwater Runoff And Erosion
This property in Sound Beach, NY was slowly sliding off into the Long Island Sound due to stormwater runoff emanating from the upland watershed. The lawn that grew essentially up to the bluff did little to slow the erosion, while compaction associated with mowing and stormwater flow continued to exacerbate the problem.
Leeds Pond Preserve
Please enjoy this short video documenting work conducted on behalf of The Science Museum of Long Island.
The project was generously funded by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District.
We have an enormous capacity to effect positive change; little by little we can take back overrun wild places and turn them into thriving native ecosystems.
As a shade-intolerant plant that requires nutrient rich soil, phragmites often proliferates in places that were historically freshwater forested wetlands.
Here, we removed a stand of phrag by hand and replaced it with plants including bayberry, red cedar, red maple, and beach plum
Before And After