Day 1206

Salt Marsh Restoration

April 19th, 2015

at Soundview Park. According to the sign above:

Salt marshes play a vital role in our coastal waters. These ecosystems protect the shoreline from erosion, filter pollutants from the water, and provide a rich wildlife habitat.

In the last 200 years, more than 80% of New York City's original salt marshes were lost to development. While recent restoration efforts, such as the one here in Soundview Park, have improved the condition of marshes, this invaluable ecosystem will continue to disappear unless we work together to protect it.
(That's LaGuardia's air traffic control tower off in the distance, sticking up above the horizon.)

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