05 May '11, 11pm

Our natural wetlands are disappearing in California. Now, a move to restore them.

This week, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry took me on a tour of two urban wetland sites in South Los Angeles, one under construction and one fully built out. The 9-acre site under construction at 54th and Avalon is an old MTA bus repair area. Councilwoman Perry’s office rounded up $26 million in funding to turn it into an innovative engineered wetland that will divert stormwater from an existing storm drain, run it through a hydrodynamic separator to remove oil, grease and trash, and transport it into a three-cell wetland for pollutant removal before the water returns to a downstream storm drain. Here is a photo of the construction site, with a new high school across the street: Here is another construction photo, giving some scale for the project: Here is a rendering of what the built-out park will look like: After seeing this promising area, we went to a nearby s...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dpettit/urban_wetlands_...

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