Over the next few weeks, the Goshen Central School District will begin removing trees at the Goshen High School in order to prepare for construction of the school’s new addition, as part of the Capital Improvement Project that was approved by district residents in February 2017.
Although the project won’t break ground until the summer, the trees must be removed before March 31, as per the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC. In New York State, construction projects can only clear trees between November 1 and March 31 in order to protect two species of endangered bats. Waiting until November to remove the trees would greatly delay the construction of the new high school addition and the capital project as a whole.
The trees will be removed over the next few weekends to ensure minimal disruption to students. Memorial trees will be uprooted and relocated to a different location.
If you have any questions, contact Superintendent Daniel Connor at 615-6720.