Developer ordered to pay settlement for draining wetland

November 8, 2009,AEDT

Image via WikipediaA developer was ordered to pay a $250,000 settlement for draining a wetland near Cabrillo Mobile Home Park in Huntington Beach. The developer must also restore the environmentally sensitive area. The settlement will be paid to coastal regulators. The developer was attempting to build a parking lot in place | Read More

Las Vegas Wetlands Park grows by another 112 acres

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Last Friday saw the dedication of 112 acres to further expand the current 2,900-acre Las Vegas Wetlands Park. The land was acquired along the east end of Tropicana Road through funding acquired from fining developers for disturbing environmentally sensitive areas. Currently the price tag for works at the Wetland Park | Read More

Expo Wetland to be used for toilet flushing

August 28, 2009,AEDT

A wetland park will be built by the City of Chengdu on the 2010 Expo site in Shanghai that will use soil and vegetation to purify site rain water that will be used toilet flushing. The wetland park wil be 2,680 square metres on the Puxi section (north)  and also | Read More

Birlingham wetland to double in size

August 27, 2009,AEDT

Planners have agreed to a proposal to double the size of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust wetland to 34 hectares. The wetland in Birlingham is set to increase biodiversity and increase water flora and fauna. The water will be supplied by a wind pump the river Avon into the wetland of | Read More

Wetland Mapping Standards Adopted – USA

August 19, 2009,AEDT

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the adoption of a Wetlands Mapping Standard that provides minimum requirements and guidelines for wetlands mapping efforts. The new standard is designed to guide current and future wetlands digital mapping projects and enhance the overall quality and consistency of wetlands data. Quality | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEDT

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. Over 2,500 acres of the Border Mires. Read the full | Read More

Wetland plan gathers dust – Times of India

August 13, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India report The Bidhannagar Municipality had last year proposed that the state tourism department develop the 20-sqkm wetland area almost twice the size of Salt Lake falling under its jurisdiction as an eco-tourism centre. However, no initiative has been taken since then to take the plan forward. The | Read More

Wetlands remains a white elephant despite massive upgrade

August 5, 2009,AEDT

TheStarOnline (malaysia) reports MORE needs to be done to keep the Paya Indah Wetlands Sanctuary in Dengkil appealing and meet its objective of being a tourist attraction. The relaunches are not having the desired effect of drawing the crowd. The park has opened and closed on three occasions since the | Read More

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