美國牙買加灣復育計畫將淨化紐約河口 | 環境資訊中心

美國牙買加灣復育計畫將淨化紐約河口

2007年10月18日
摘譯自2007年10月15日ENS報導;謝芳怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

 牙買加灣。圖片來源:Wikipedia許多紐約人並不曉得美國5個自治市所含蓋的範圍中,擁有開放水域、鹽沼、草原、沿岸林地、灌木林和淡水溼地,棲息物種包括90種的魚類、325種鳥類和許多爬蟲類、兩棲動物,以及居住在布魯克林區和皇后區的居民。

被密集住宅和工商業大樓所包圍的牙買加海灣,接收了自治市3座工廠及下水道排水口所排放的廢水、未經處理的雨水逕流,以及受到除冰化學物品污染的甘乃迪機場跑道廢水。

為了解決上述的污染問題,紐約州環境保育局已提出一套策略,藉此修復和維持牙買加海灣的水質和生態完整性。

該項計劃主要包括6大重點:水質、生態復育、雨水逕流管理、公共教育和推廣、公共使用,以及落實與整合。

Jamaica Bay Plan Would Cleanse New York's Estuary
NEW YORK, New York, October 15, 2007 (ENS)

Many New Yorkers are not aware that within the confines of the five boroughs are open water, salt marshes, grasslands, coastal woodlands, maritime shrublands and freshwater wetlands. At least 90 fish species, 325 species of birds and many reptiles, amphibians and small mammals share portions of Brooklyn and Queens with human residents.

Surrounded by intensive residential, commercial, and industrial development, Jamaica Bay receives pollution from both municipal waste water discharge from three plants, combined sewer overflows, and untreated stormwater runoff from area roads and from the runways at John F. Kennedy Airport which is contaminated with de-icing chemicals.

To address these issues, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, has just released a set of strategies to restore and maintain the water quality and ecological integrity of Jamaica Bay.

The plan is structured around six major categories - water quality, restoration of the ecology, stormwater management, public education and outreach, public use, and implementation and coordination.

全文及圖片詳見ENS

作者

蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.