From the NY Post:
Jamaica Bay’s marshlands will soon see a bit more green than usual — in the form of a multi-million dollar restoration project, officials announced last week.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers announced the signing of a pact with a series of agencies to help restore the dwindling salt marshes, whose continued existence did not seem assured just a few years ago.
According to the Corps, the project will beneficially utilize about 200,000 cubic yards of clean sand from the ongoing New York-New Jersey Harbor 50-foot deepening project to restore about 35 acres of low and high marsh habitat in Jamaica Bay. It is expected to cost $11.5 million, with 65 percent of the cost paid by the federal government and 35 percent divided between the state and city. Included in the federal cost share are about $3.9 million in federal stimulus funds. Construction is expected to begin in November 2009.
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