Saturday, June 22, 2013


I was out with some of my science-type friends this morning as they counted birds, fish, trees and bugs at a restored wetlands off of Paradise Creek in Portsmouth.

The creek runs off the very industrial southern branch of the Elizabeth River.  Surrounding the wetlands are shipyards, super fund sites, highways and dock facilities.

Up until a few years ago the land was an vacant lot full of trash and debris.  It is amazing what people can do when they put their minds to it.

All the credit goes to the Elizabeth River Project.  Well done, guys.



Baydog said...

Looks vibrant these days. Where were the crawdads in the prior post?

Steve said...

That was at the bayou bugaloo on the Norfolk waterfront, the annual cajun festival. We were going to go this evening but rain is moving in.


Bill said...

Pretty much any shipyard that's older than about 30-40 years will be a candidate for a Superfund site. I've been on a few (20 years in the environmental field).