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Chester in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goose Pond Mountain Area

This project was designed and constructed by the New York State Department Transportation

 
 
Goose Pond Mountain Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, March 21, 2010
1. Goose Pond Mountain Area Marker
Inscription. History: The wetland constructed at this site was built by the New York State Department of Transportation Cooperation with Palisades Interstate Park Commission -- Office Of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States Army Corpís of Engineers. The five acres of wetlands constructed were built as compensatory mitigation wetlands impacted by the I87 and Exit 126 interchange project in Chester, located approximately three miles west of this site. Ideally wetland impacts are mitigated for on-site, meaning education or continuous take US to existing wetlands that were impacted. However, many site constraints at the project location prohibited on site wetland mitigation. As a result of an agreement reached that allowed for off-site wetland mitigation, the wetlands impact at the project site and the wetland mitigation area constructed this site are both in the watershed of the Moodna Creek. The wetland mitigation area is built adjacent to 108 arce [sic] state regulated wetlands which also serves as floodplain for Seely Brook. Research done during the design indicates that the wetland system was part of a larger wetland system and was filled in at some point in the past. The new wetland system was designed to be a primarily Emergent Wetland, typically having saturated
Goose Pond Mountain Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, March 21, 2010
2. Goose Pond Mountain Area Marker
soils or up to 18” of standing water for a majority of the time.
 
Erected by New York State Department Transportation.
 
Location. 41° 20.899′ N, 74° 14.064′ W. Marker is in Chester, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on New York State Route 17M 2.3 miles east of Kings Highway (County Route 13), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1241 State Highway 17M, Chester NY 10918, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Chester (within shouting distance of this marker); Greycourt - Orange Co., N.Y. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roscoe W. Smith (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pine Hill Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Cromline House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chester, New York (approx. 2.1 miles away); 1915 Chester Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Chester (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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