Comments on: Cleaning Up Our Urban Waterfronts http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Andy bright http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/#comment-17932 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:31:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1531#comment-17932 Urban water fronts are one of the most important designs to our urban architecture without clean water ways we all begin to feel that we are living in a cage. I think that water reminds us all in some way of freedom. Thanks for the good work.

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By: Jerry Morgan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/#comment-17931 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:32:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1531#comment-17931 There is something to be said for communities getting together to ensure their future. Infact there is really something to be said for what can be done for good when there is unity.

I loved the following portion of the article:

“The third Saturday in September is recognized across language and cultural barriers as a day to support and protect our waters as the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC). At last year’s Cleanup, nearly 400,000 volunteers collected over 6.8 million pounds of trash in 100 countries and 42 US states

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By: Sarah http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/#comment-17930 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 03:19:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1531#comment-17930 Urban waterfront areas pose special challenges in terms of restoring critical habitat and water quality as well as preventing further damage. Urban bays, such as those found in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, Everett, Olympia, and Bellingham, have changed dramatically over the past 100 years. Urban centers were developed in these locations because they were flat areas that are part of major estuaries. These estuaries are the center piece of the Puget Sound ecosystem providing vital nursery areas for important species that help make up the bottom of the food web.

When we built our Puget Sound cities the first time around, we destroyed shorelines and wetlands of Puget Sound. Now we know better. We have a chance to rebuild the nearshore consciously, restoring clean water and Puget Sound’s amazing ecosystem, and reap new economic and cultural opportunities for the region.

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By: Sandra http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/#comment-17929 Mon, 10 May 2010 21:57:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1531#comment-17929 Thanks a lot I currently work for a Office Cleaners in Leeds and although doesn’t affect me directly, we were just on about doing something just like this locally – giving something back to the community.

Keep up the good work

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/#comment-17928 Sun, 21 Mar 2010 04:59:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1531#comment-17928 People First, California, Orange County Chapter has a community enclusion project on the Oso Creek Trail that has led to a major decrease in the amount of litter on the trail and in the creek, a shopping cart patrol of the Orange County Public Works Department that operates 7 days a week to collect abandoned grocery carts off the trail, the hills above it, and off the creek banks and out of the water. Several trash piles have been removed, and things like broken wood cargo pallets have been taken out of the creek. Grafitti markings are removed. This project is an all volunteer effort. And it really helps improve the waterway. People like to walk on the trail and they talk about how nice it is and how well maintained it is. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Carolyn Allen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/cleaning-up-our-urban-waterfronts/#comment-17927 Fri, 19 Mar 2010 21:19:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1531#comment-17927 Demonstrating water issues and solutions is probably the most profound messaging that can make a difference. I look forward to September’s International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) because I live within a mile of the Pacific Ocean… and the debris on the beaches is disheartening. And I KNOW people are unaware that their plastic balls and cups and bottle caps float all the way from miles inland to pollute their neighborhood ocean. Keep up the support of demonstrated learning experiences! Carolyn @ California Green Solutions and Solutions For Green

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