Among the 8 winners from this years American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Residential Design Category, this project was a particular stand out. The Landscape Architect firm Reed-Hilderbrand from Watertown MA was hired to assist the owners in their efforts of stewardship.

” Threading a narrow path through the edge of a 50-acre wetland adjacent to their home in Stockbridge MA, a team of carpenters assembled the boardwalk completely by hand, in the water, without machines. The result has been deemed a successful habitat enhancement and an exemplary permitting precedent for the town. For the owners it is a lasting and unforgettable experience in all seasons.”

One can only imagine how special it is to have both preserved as well as gained access to,  such a bountiful parcel of nature.

For the complete list of projects and firms recognized this year, visit the ASLA website.