Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum recently visited Udall’s Pond in Great Neck, which is located adjacent to the Great Neck Library on Bayview Avenue. Birnbaum and Nassau County Department of Public Works contractors examined Udall’s Pond and the surrounding area to assess the progress of the plantings within the pond and the overall condition of the property, which has been rehabilitated by Nassau County. The aquatic growth has been substantial and serves as a good indicator of the improved health of the area. Now that the plants have grown large enough, the exclusion fences, which were installed to prevent wildlife from eating the young plants, can be removed. There were a few areas without much growth and as a result, additional plantings are being planned.
“I am pleased with the overall appearance of the pond as well as the presence of various wildlife species,” said Birnbaum. “The progress at the pond is welcome news because more people in the community will see it when they visit the newly renovated library this fall.”