On Saturday September 27, 2014 fifteen alumni from Columbia University's Historic Preservation Program worked on Bannerman's Island. Below a group is clearing a hillside of brush to get it ready for the planting of wild flowers.
Part of the group of fifteen volunteers from Preservation Alumni.
Bannerman's Island has been designed as a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. This designation means that the island has milkweed and other plants which attract butterflies. Monarch Butterflies use the island as a stop over on their annual migration to Mexico. The picture below was taken on Bannerman's Island.