Manhasset Valley Park and Whitney Pond Park will be getting new trees in the place of ones that were destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, according to the Town of North Hempstead.
The effort is through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for $37,500.
Runoff from the two parks channels into Manhasset Bay and the Long Island Sound. New foliage is intended to improve the water quality, limit erosion and support wildlife, town spokespeople said.
In addition to trees and shrubs, the funds will allow for new seasonal employees who will maintain the area around the tributary.
“The addition of new trees to our local park is so important in order to protect our tributary and local environment,” Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement. “This grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will go a long way to help protect our water quality for generations to come.”