Bridge Repair Work
Beginning September 15, the main bridge into the fort will be closed for repairs. Visitors will be able to access the fort through the sally port entrance. An accessible ramp will be available upon request. Visit the Willett Center for assistance on-site.
Fort Stanwix to Spray Herbicides on Lawn
Contact: Mike Kusch, 315 336-3126
Rome, NY: In an attempt to control the weeds on the lawn and to prepare the grounds for a spring seeding, Fort Stanwix National Monument will spray two herbicides on Friday, September 21, 2007. The area to be treated is the south lawn between the fort and the Marinus Willett Center and Black River and Erie (east) Boulevards. Two types of New York State approved herbicides will be used; one to destroy the weeds currently seen above ground and the other will destroy weed seeds in the soil. The dead weeds will not be removed until the spring because their roots will help prevent soil erosion. During the spring the dead weeds will be raked and removed from the site and the area reseeded. The result will be green grasses during the summer.
Did You Know?
In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...