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“It’s Not Over” Flyering Graniteville Staten Island

By The Environment TV.

“It’s Not Over”, street and door-to-door flyering, continues for Graniteville, Staten Island residents to protest the destruction of 15+ acres of wetlands and forests to make way for a new BJs and other stores along South Ave and Forest Ave. The Coalition for Wetlands and Forests is concerned about more destructive flooding from Hurricane Sandy type storms, increases in and forced flood insurance, loss of homes and property and all the effects that come with overcrowding.

Caution Tape Event Presented by Gabriella Velardi-Ward For Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, Anthropocene Alliance, and Higher Ground

By The Environment TV.

Gabriella Velardi-Ward, co-ordinator of the Staten Island Coalition for Wetlands and Forests (CWF), explains what’s happening in their battle to save the 18 acre portion of the Graniteville Wetland/Swamp. Using caution tape, the members of CWF join in outlining the vernal pond that is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

North Shore Wetlands Last Stand

By The Environment TV.

Pat Brady brings together Staten Islanders on the topic of “overdevelopment” in the Graniteville Wetlands section of Staten Island. In this episode of Environmental Issues from Staten Island’s public access cable TV.

The battle to save this marshland and forest is “not over” or a “done deal” as Mark Blazejeski and Kathy Romanelli of The Friends of Graniteville Quarry, Saul Porter of the Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, Tony Rose of the Natural Resources Protective Association, Jack Bolembach of The Protectors of the Pine Oaks and Arthur Siegel, a documentarian/activist, state over and over again.

It’s My Park Event at Graniteville

By The Environment TV.

Whose park is this? It’s YOURS and MINE and EVERYONES! One of the many activities that the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA) does its cleaning-up at natural areas, such as in the much neglected park area of the Graniteville wetlands and forest in Staten Island. This video follows Jim Scarcella, president of NRPA, and his fellow volunteers as they do the clean-up work and explain what and why they are doing this and what they hope to achieve.

NRPA will be doing more such clean-ups at Staten Island’s beaches, waterfronts, parks and other neglected natural areas throughout this year as they have in past years of Staten Island’s harbor estuaries.