Tag Archives: Wetlands

See Staten Island’s wetlands

Check out this amazing video from the Trust for Public Lands

NY/NJ Baykeepers on Environmental Impact of development at Graniteville Wetlands

NY/NJ Baykeeper would like to take this opportunity to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (DEIS) prepared for the proposed South Avenue Retail Development in the Graniteville
neighborhood of Staten Island.  Read Full Letter here


Lessons Learned from Houston


Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant

Since Houston, Texas was founded nearly two centuries ago, Houstonians have been treating its wetlands as stinky, mosquito-infested blots in need of drainage.

Even after it became a widely accepted scientific fact that wetlands can soak up large amounts of flood water, the city continued to pave over them. The watershed of the White Oak Bayou river, which includes much of northwest Houston, is a case in point. From 1992 to 2010, this area lost more than 70% of its wetlands, according to research (pdf) by Texas A&M University.

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