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Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary

Some details below may not be correct - this is information passed on by residents.
               Please  check  with township to check the facts:

3-26-08 The area now known as the Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary was once owned by Hillside Cemetery ... they wanted to build homes there for years. At some point, the owner had filled in ponds on the property so they could build on it. This caused incredible flooding in the area. The township purchased what may have been about 80 acres of the property ( using open space grants ? ) There was possibly a long legal wrangling. The township put in basins & tried to restore the natural ponds to help with flooding in the area. The school district purchased the remaining 20 acres to be used as an outdoor classroom. They named the area the Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary. There are about 20 or so deer, many foxes, skunks, raccoons, turtles, pheasant and countless other bird species back there.

In about 2007 some folks began contemplating what might be done with the land. Many want to put in soccer fields. To others, who live nearby, that might entail roads, parking lots and a lot of traffic. Land Concepts was hired to do a study of the landscape, wildlife, soil, neighborhood, etc. - of the entire area - to determine what if anything can be done with the property.

There is not a clear, lovely, flat 80 acre field to work with. It is wooded & hilly and broken up into smaller parcels, surrounded by burial grounds on 2 sides. The only known access by road requires an easement from Hillside Cemetery, which, some think, they are not likely to grant. Or new roads would need to be built into the property where dead end streets have always been.
Much of it the property swampland, much of it is ponds & reservoirs. Ardsley is in a valley - at the bottom of two hills along Susquehanna Rd. and therefore, needs a lot of reservoir space during the rainy seasons. There is concern that whatever is built there, will flood and whatever water they may displace from there, will go into other peoples yards & homes. Even though the fields would not be impervious, they would have to be graded so that they were usable and that could still cause problems with the natural runoff. Any concrete or blacktop paving, would add to the flooding problems already in the area.

As of 3-27-08 Land Concepts is ready to hold the first of its d public meetings to inform people of their findings & get input from residents. Unfortunately, few residents know about the meeting as of this writing on 3-26-08 .

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