On Tuesday morning 8/12, Congressmembers Nydia Velazquez and Edolphus Towns toured the Ridgewood Reservoir with reporters, community members and park advocates.
A group of them descended down into basin #3, which is said to have the most diversity in bird species. This is the basin that Parks would like to see developed.
A great description of what is happening here is found on Save Ridgewood Reservoir's site. After observing the varied habitat, they climbed back up and reassembled the group in the parking lot where the elected officials made closing remarks.
Sounds like Nydia's in favor of preservation.
Rep. Anthony Weiner was invited to come but instead opted to have a "pen-and-paper sitdown" with reporters.
Photos by Rob Jett.