Texas Wetland Restoration Could be Model for Gulf

Texas Wetland Restoration Could be Model for Gulf

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Roseate Spoonbill - photo by Mwanner -GNUPartially bankrolled by a $1 billion fund set up by BP after the oil spill, a  project to restore lost wetlands off the Texas coast has successfully provided a new home for brown pelicans, long-necked egrets and bright pink spoonbills.

This wetland was created by man, seeded with marsh grasses that would become the foundation of a thriving ecosystem, after dredging the Houston Ship Channel.

(READ the AP story in the Houston Chronicle)

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  1. Excellent! The city of North Bay Ontario is also engaged in a waterfront restoration project, reclaiming industrial lands to return them to their true nature – beach and flora/fauna habitat.