Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why coastal waterfront areas like 4 Sparrow Marsh get overdeveloped.

When waterfront areas get overdeveloped ( like 4 Sparrow Marsh)  , surface runoff of pollutants (like oil spills) spill into Jamaica Bay watershed  exacerbating the already bad nitrogen sewage flow that has been killing off the Jamaica Bay marshes... see this link about rumors regarding a Walmart store that may affect the 4 Sparrow property.Think about it.. all those 10,000's of cars overwhelming Flatbush Ave and the surrounding green habitats..How much can the area take?  With the previous mention of airport expansion and so on, it all adds up to degradation of the bay.

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