dec 4, 2012
Kate named United States Artists Fellow
We are very excited about Kate being named a recipient of the annual United States Artists Fellowship!READ MORE
dec 3, 2012
Kate interviewed by ABC News
Landscape Designer Kate Orff Shares Her Vision for a Revitalized New York HarborREAD MORE
dec 3, 2012
Oyster-tecture featured in ABC News
Oysters Eyed as Help for New York Harbor
by Mary Godfrey / ABC News
nov 29, 2012
Kate interviewed by CBC News
After Sandy, the Search for Better Storm Protection
by David Common / CBC News
Aerial Mapping of Jamaica Bay Islands
jul 25, 2012
The Dredge Research Collaborative and Public Laboratory (Gena Wirth and Rob Holmes) visited Yellow Bar Island in Jamaica Bay in mid-July to document progress on the Army Corps of Engineers project that aims to restore eroding salt marsh habitat with recycled dredge material.
Visible in these images is the flat expanse of newly constructed ground, composed of clean sand dredged from the Ambrose Channel, the main shipping channel leading to the port of NY/NJ.
Salt Marsh Cordgrass, (likely Spartina patens) is seen here in pixellated form, as small, approx 2'-5' diameter hummocks of preexisting marsh. These green clumps are a complex marsh matrix of sediment, Spartina, and ribbed mussel, which in a functional ecosystem colonize the base of the cordgrass and stabilize the marshland. Past the dotted fringe of cordgrass clumps is the expansive island interior, touched in a more economical fashion with a grid of fences marking Spartina plug planting zones. We speculate that the fence grid acts as a goose deterrent, preventing flocks from landing and feasting on the newly planted plugs.
Also pictured at left is the constructed island-on-a-constructed-island used by the Army Corps for material and equipment storage, located just above the high tide line.
Read more, here.