Jamaica Bay gets stimulus cash
Jamaica Bay will be the recipient of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money, an infusion expected to create a breathtaking “ecology park” along the massive water body, officials canada goose clearance announced last week.
The city will receive $20 million to restore 38 acres of wetlands and natural grasslands adjacent to the Paerdegat Basin Combined Sewer canada goose outlet store uk Overflow Facility, located canada goose outlet parka on the shores of the uk canada goose outlet Jamaica Bay. The city will implement an environmentally friendly stormwater management plan by reintroducing local vegetation, restoring the shoreline and constructing a large catch basin to prevent rainwater runoff cheap Canada Goose and street litter from canada goose outlet new york city reaching the Bay, Governor David Paterson’s office said in a joint announcement with Mayor Michael Bloomberg announcing the funding.
When the project is completed, five acres canada goose outlet online of parkland Canada Goose sale will become the “ecology park,” which will offer “open canada goose outlet black friday access to salt marshes and grassland areas with permeable pavement walkways and viewing platforms,” the statement reads.
The park will also include exhibits to serve as an educational tool for schools and tourists to learn about the coastal habitats that occur within the New York City region. Project construction is expected to be completed in January 2012, at which time the property will canada goose outlet be maintained by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
“Any time you can restore some you can restore any semblance of habitat goose outlet canada is really good news, said Doug Adamo, the chief of the cheap canada goose Division of Natural Resources for Gateway national Recreation Area, whose boundaries include the bay. “This kind of habitat restoration, especially grassland, is rare in the region, whichlost a lot of grassland habitat in the beginning of the canada goose Industrial Era,” he noted.
Dorothy Turano, the district manager of Community Board 18, said she’s excited about the project particularly since the board’s new offices at Bergen Avenue and Avenue K will be near the park, which will be at Bergen and the bay. “We are pretty excited about uk canada goose it,” said Turano. “It should be canada goose factory outlet a beautiful area.” The board is expecting to move into its new digs next march. canada goose outlet sale The canada goose outlet nyc park could be completed by June 2010, Turano said.
The bay, which borders Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County, includes 26,645 acres consisting of open canada goose jacket outlet water, meadowland, marshes, dunes and forests. But the water body is the depository of the city’s treated wastewater approximately 300 million gallons a day. That water has a high concentration of nitrogen, but the bay’s canada goose outlet store marshes can only remove a fraction of it, resulting in less than optimal water quality. Wastewater and overflow from four sewage treatment plants contribute to harmful algae blooms that diminish the bay’s dissolved oxygen, a condition that can kill wildlife. The new generators are expected to provide the plant with a dependable back up power source and permit the plant to continue operations off the grid during periods of peak energy, according to the governor’s office. Project construction canada goose store will begin in December 2009 and be completed in July 2012.
In all, the city will receive $220 million stimulus cash, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), for water infrastructure improvements via the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. “These projects will provide a bounty to New York City by saving money through increased energy efficiency, protecting our waterways through improved wastewater treatment, reducing flooding after heavy rains and restoring https://www.londonbc.co.uk precious wetlands,” Paterson canada goose uk black friday said in a statement.