Stream Surfacing in the Bronx

Community activists in the South Bronx are working to "daylight" a long-buried stream and re-integrate some natural water treatment processes into the dense urban atmosphere.

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July 21, 2009, 7:00 AM PDT

By Nate Berg


This article form The New York Moon looks at the history of the stream and the efforts to bring it back.

"This project is no quixotic effort to stand athwart centuries of urban development yelling "stop!" Petersohn and his colleagues hope not only to recover a lost ecosystem but to put this system to work serving the needs of a twenty-first century urban community. Designed by the Gaia Institute of New York City, whose mission is to explore "how human activities and waste products can be treated to increase ecological productivity, biodiversity, environmental quality, and economic well being," the wetland will act as a water-catchment system that takes millions of gallons of water a year out of New York City's combined sewer system, reducing processing costs and preventing hazardous overflows."

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