Restoring urban streams = ecological + social benefits

This series of expert essays documents how the daylighting and restoration of urban streams, ponds, wetlands can lead to huge ecological and social benefits.

Here’s a quote from the section authored by Keith Bowers, CEO of Biohabitats, Inc.: “What matters is that we use every opportunity we can to restore urban streams and wetlands to the best of our ability to improve both the places we live, work and play along with the receiving waters these systems feed.

While many urban stream restoration and stream daylighting initiatives focus more on aesthetic and cultural benefits, an often-missed opportunity is the chance to enhance urban hydrology, water quality and biodiversity.
An often overlooked but critical component to any stream is its adjoining floodplain.”

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