Environmental Responsibility

We believe true innovation must consider everything.

Kelco Green

Over the years, Kelco has been on the forefront of environmental practices and projects. The Kelco Organization is uniquely positioned to impact the environment in positive ways simply due to the nature of our work. Kelco, along with many progressive practitioners and entrepreneurs in the field of landscape architecture, is the at the forefront of some of the most ecological and environmentally impactful projects in the New York Tri-State region. Kelco has installed and implemented the following environmental practices: wetland site development projects, ecological landscape management program implementation, sustainable landscape development projects, ecological maintenance programs, organic land and lawn care, city wide tree initiative programs, rain gardens, storm water management programs, LEED practices, and even extensive sustainable landscape material sourcing and manufacturing processes. Kelco’s team of landscape experts and passionate professionals are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of environmental landscape practices, programs, and processes. As an organization, we continue to train, educate, and expose our teams to the immediate and lasting impact that environmental processes and strategies have on our built environment

Environmental Capabilities / Experience

  • Ecological Landscape Management Practices
  • Rain Gardens
  • Stormwater Management
  • Soil Infiltration
  • Bioretention
  • Maintenance
  • Organic Land Care
  • Organic Lawn
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Composting
  • Sustainable Landscape Materials
  • Training
  • Water Conservation
  • Native plant services
  • LEED project
  • City Wide Tree Program implementation

Brooklyn Bridge Park

After the new Wiles Avenue Bridge was installed over the Harlem River in 2010 / 2011 , granite blocks were integrated into the design of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Chunks of the structure provide seating by the Salt Marsh and help define the park’s entrance at Old Fulton Street. Granite Steps in areas of the park were built from stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction . This is just one of the many ways in which old materials were reused in inventive and resourceful ways. Kelco worked with the Brooklyn Bridge Organization, and many other agencies, to use a wide variety of non-standard masonry materials including but not limited to large landscape boulders, flat masonry work, and granite steps and walls.s. Extensive reclaiming, documentation, cataloging, storage, salvaging and installed process were conducted throughout the build out of the park.

Gateway Wetlands

Rockaway Restoration Project