Lake Como continues to renovate the waterfront, taking advantage of the weather to install more elements.
Currently, the walkway has been completed, with the landscaping still in progress.
“We’re moving forward with the landscaping. Hopefully the weather stays good enough to where we can continue to plant,” says Andrew Huisman, Borough Administrator.
Once the ground freezes up, further planting and installations will likely be delayed until the spring.
One of the goals is to plant water-tolerant plants, which will help naturally manage the areas that will not be irrigated.
“There’s quite a few different kinds. A lot of it is native,” Huisman reports.
The implementation of native species will help foster a healthy local ecosystem, drawing in wildlife and continuing Lake Como’s trek toward a more sustainable future.
Other plans for the area include benches and picnic tables, which the town is working on funding for.
One project that has been successfully funded is a water fountain that will be added to the west part of the lake.
The installation should be completed this year, though the fountain itself will not be added until spring.
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