Archive of: More Environment
The Martin Pea is an estuarial channel that connects San Juan Bay home to Puerto Ricos most important port, and San Jose Lagoon a delicate ecosystem right in the middle of urban San Juan. For a century, the channel has been a dumping ground for trash and sewage, and it has shrunk to little more than a trickle. Community leaders are preparing to restore it to its original dimensions - a task that will involve moving thousands of people who have made their home on the infill.
The New York District, Corps of Engineers has completed restoration of Yellow Bar Hassock,part of a marsh island complex within the 26-square mile Jamaica Bay Park and Wildlife Refuge that was the countrys first national urban park and one of the Gateway National Recreation Areas.