Now that the Ridgewood Reservoir has more protections, it’s up to community members to make sure it’s kept clean.
On March 10, NYC H2O, the organization that has been advocating for the reservoir, is hosting its first monthly stewardship day there.
Earlier this year, the reservoir was designated a protected wetland, adding an additional layer of protection for the threatened and endangered species there.
They are asking for volunteers to help remove invasive plant species and plant native species in their place.
RSVP here if you plan on attending!
It has been a scary few days for Ridgewood residents.
On earlier Sunday morning, police responded to a call about a stabbing at 60-80 Myrtle Avenue.
When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old Jennifer Irigoyen with multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso.
She was taken to Wyckoff Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Irigoyen was also reportedly pregnant, and seems to have lost her baby as well.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Then on Monday morning, police from the 104th Precinct responded to calls of a possible crime at 956 Seneca Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers found a 73-year-old woman lying unconscious on the ground. EMTs were already on the scene.
The woman, Ramonita Aponte from 58-06 Myrtle Avenue, was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death, and an investigation is also ongoing.
Please stay safe and cautious, Ridgewood.