Sunday, April 15, 2012
Jamaica Bay marsh rebuilt
From the Daily News:
A multi-million project to build marsh islands in Jamaica Bay is expected to restore eroding wetlands and help keep the waterway a viable ecosystem.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, together with state and city agencies, launched a $19 million project in December to rebuild a 40-acre marsh island known as Yellow Bar Hassock.
The island, when completed, will filter chemicals, stabilize the shoreline and provide habitat for plants and fish.