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Launch of America's Great Waters Coalition underscores commitment to restoring America's estuaries

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on December 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm

An alliance representing more than 30 organizations came together with lawmakers from across the nation to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 of the largest water ecosystems in 27 of the lower 48 states — and involving nearly half of the country’s population. Read the rest of this entry »

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With the Mill River restoration, wildlife set to return to the heart of downtown Stamford

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on October 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

On an early afternoon in August, freelance photographer Sue Sweeney got a call that something unusual had turned up along the Mill River’s western bank in downtown Stamford. Read the rest of this entry »

Just Add Water

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on June 12, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Jerry Wallace is set—as he puts it—to “unzip” a levee.  A logger-turned-blasting expert with a wiry beard and a well-worn pair of overalls, he carefully checks a tangle of explosives-packed PVC pipe and flexible yellow cord here at the edge of Upper Klamath Lake, in the high desert of southern Oregon. What Wallace is about to do will, in fact, look a lot more like blowing the levee to smithereens than unzipping it, but he is insistent on this point: “There’s no blowin’ sh-t up around here. This is applied physics. This is science.” Read the rest of this entry »

Flushing River wetlands project may be soaked

In Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Queens on May 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Tidal marshland along the heavily polluted Flushing River is being reborn, but the painstaking project is not the work of eager environmentalists. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Issues Wetlands Rules

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on March 31, 2008 at 11:40 pm

The Bush administration announced requirements Monday that would encourage developers to compensate for the destruction of wetlands or streams by paying for the restoration or creation of wetlands elsewhere, sometimes many miles away. Read the rest of this entry »