Saturday, April 25, 2009
Jamaica Bay marsh rebuilt successfully
50 acres of marshland in Jamaica Bay have been recently restored. To combat the erosion, in 2006, with $16M in federal money, the Army Corps of Engineers rebuilt Elders Point East, marshland on the north end of the Bay, by adding 48 acres of beach and grass. It was a pilot program that turned out to be a success. It's the first time recovery efforts have outpaced erosion. As a result, more money is on its way.