New York --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently completed vegetation management to minimize phragmites as part of the Staten Island's East Shore for the Coastal Risk Management Project. In preparation for upcoming construction, the Corps is conducting cultural resources investigations in the project area.
The project area is approximately 5.3 miles long from Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach on the eastern side of the south shoreline of Staten Island, N.Y.
“The work involves a field crew digging shovel test pits throughout the area where construction will occur to ensure that there are no National Register Eligible cultural resources adversely impacted by the construction of the Project,” said Frank Verga, Project Manager.
The cultural resources investigations are being conducted pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Field crews are expected to be in the project area throughout September and October 2020.
For more information about the South Shore of Staten Island Coastal Storm Risk Management Project visit:
Release no. 20-041