Westchester Parks Foundation Welcomes Employee Volunteers from Xylem and G.A. Fleet to Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers for Next Phase in Lake Revitalization Project
Westchester County Executive George Latimer joined Westchester Parks Foundation, the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County Parks, in welcoming employees from Xylem and G.A. Fleet to the next phase of the multi-year Lake Revitalization Project at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers. Nearly thirty employees participated in the daylong volunteer project of hand-pulling the aquatic invasive species, Water Chestnut from the ten-acre lake. The volunteers worked alongside two new Truxor Multifunction Amphibious Workhorse machines used for lake weed control in hard-to-reach areas along the shoreline. These new machines are smaller, faster and can access areas the mechanical harvester used the last couple of years could not reach. The Truxor machine unloads plants onto a barge that’s parked in the middle of the lake. The barge then heads to shore where an excavator and dump truck operation removes the plant matter to decompose.
George Latimer, Westchester County Executive stated: “It’s been great to see the progress made over the past few years of the Lake Revitalization Project at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers. I’m excited to see the work the two new Truxor Multifunction Amphibious Workhorse machines contribute to the project as the preservation is not only important to current visitors but to future generations of park-goers.”
The project kicked off in July 2018 and is part of a planned effort to sustain the lake over