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.


Anonymous said...

Good job and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Finally. Our government s taking the bull by the horns.

Anonymous said...

Not easily done, however. Very expensive. These will be the last islands built for a while, unless further funding comes through. The second part of this tsory is the the fact that this work is viable, now that the city has instituted controls of the sewage flowing into Jamaica Bay. Thats what started to kill the original Islands back in the 60s and 70s.

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested to find out how the eel grass and clams are doing, the water quality has improved so dramitcally in the 30 years since I was a child - I can see my feet in the water now and bait fish swimming.