I have appointed myself Pond Keeper and Chronicler in Residence of Opperman's Pond located in Pleasantville, NY. I have a beautiful view of this little gem and noticed it doesn't always get the respect it deserves. Thank you and enjoy the chronicle if you can't get there in person. If you do visit; remember - please take out what you bring in or deposit it in the appropriate place.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
21: A New Path
It's been a very wet Spring which had slowed the process of installing the refurbished dock as a raised path through the wetlands at OP. The area we refurbished was a mess. People used whatever wood and rocks they found to try and make it passable but it is a major runoff point to the pond and borders one of the natural springs (yes! there are actually 2) that feed the pond.
SUV packed and ready to go
I bought river stones at Home Depot to bring to the pond - as if there weren't enough rocks. I mean where else do you go for river stones - why look around a pond? Also picked up landscape fabric. So the foundation underneath the path is landscaper fabric, river stones and mulch. The mulch was already at OP so I used it.
It was a mucky job, clearing, digging, regrading, then layering the fabric, stones and mulch. Scout opted out of this adventure.
Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out.
Scout watching from a cool, safe distance ...smart pup
I've been back to check a couple of times and the drainage is working and the discs used to hold the decking are still in place. Even after yesterday's heavy thunderstorms - all appear sound. Until next time...keep your pond clean
Not exactly level... we'll let nature do a little work