Tag Archives: restoration

I don't see-weed: the rehabilitation of Sydney's underwater forests

Decades ago, it was a common sight to see brown seaweed washed ashore along Sydney’s Manly Beach. Nowadays, the same sight has been replaced by masses of green seaweed.

This seemingly innocuous change in scenery actually embodies a Continue reading I don't see-weed: the rehabilitation of Sydney's underwater forests

EPA awards over $17M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to address algal blooms

CHICAGO, IL, March 27, 2015 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $17 million to fund projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff Continue reading EPA awards over $17M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to address algal blooms

20 Great Lakes Mayors Ask State and Federal Governments to Step Up On Algae

Twenty mayors from Great Lakes cities in both the United States and Canada met in Chicago this week to discuss how to ensure their residents will have safe water to drink. The summit was convened following a toxic algae bloom that shut down drinking water for more Continue reading 20 Great Lakes Mayors Ask State and Federal Governments to Step Up On Algae

Divers hammer thousands of urchins to save Palos Verdes Peninsula kelp forests

In one nine-hour day this week, longtime fishermen Terry Herzik and Gary Thompson smashed more than 10,000 purple sea urchins on the floor of a cove off the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

But that’s just a drop in the bucket… Continue reading Divers hammer thousands of urchins to save Palos Verdes Peninsula kelp forests

Letter: Suffolk County to Develop a Harmful Algal Bloom Plan

This month, I, along with the Suffolk County Legislature, approved the appropriation of $100,323 from the Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program and Land Stewardship to develop a Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Action Plan and Strategy and perform a Shellfish Aquaculture Monitoring Program Assessment… Continue reading Letter: Suffolk County to Develop a Harmful Algal Bloom Plan

Lakeside community pitches in for all-natural algae treatment

[9th, May 2014] One lakeside community in the Poconos looked back in time to combat phosphorus-loving algae that could otherwise leave their waterfronts covered in green slime. The Hideout, a property owners’ association near Lake Ariel, recently completed the first and larger of two phases of wetland restoration on a patch of land between Brook’s Lake and Roamingwood Lake… Continue reading Lakeside community pitches in for all-natural algae treatment