With swamps and marshland gradually disappearing across the five boroughs, two Council members are calling on City Hall to preserve more than 250 acres of city-owned wetlands.Queens politicians urge protection of wetlands
Queens Councilmen James Gennaro and Joseph Addabbo urged Mayor Bloomberg to place the land − 82 properties in all, including 68 in Queens − under Parks Department jurisdiction.
The holdings are currently controlled by as many as 12 different city agencies. With darker financial clouds looming for city government, the Council members reasoned, the time is now to pull those neglected environmental assets under the Parks Department umbrella.
With all sue respect, guys, I think the Parks Department is the last place you want to turn to protect habitat...