Kevin Peraino, executive director of the Jay Estate, a 23-acre National Historic Landmark on the shore of Long Island Sound, will discuss how the site is restoring its historic meadow and gardens. The property, which was once the home of Founding Father, jurist, peacemaker, and anti-slavery advocate John Jay, is also the site of an 8,000- to 10,000-year-old meadow that has included artifacts dating back to Paleo-Indian times. Today the landscape is being restored with capital projects including a million-dollar public garden installation (designed by Thomas Woltz) and a meadow of native pollinators.
Restoring the Jay Meadow and Gardens in Long Island
Jay Heritage Center