Message from Westchester County…
Construction will begin in mid-September for a new garden that will capture stormwater runoff from downspouts and pavement around the clubhouse and pro shop at Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale.
The construction, scheduled to last about a week, is not expected to disrupt golf play or activities at the clubhouse and pro shop.
The infiltration of stormwater through the garden’s soil will reduce the amount of runoff entering nearby drainage systems and streams, helping to reduce flooding. Plants and soil in this rain garden will filter out many of the pollutants commonly found in runoff before they enter water supplies.
The Department of Planning worked in collaboration with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation to develop the project. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets funded $17,600 to the county and the Soil and Water Conservation District for the project.