NYC Council Hearing on Wetland Protection

Below, please find an announcement of a hearing to be held by the New York City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee on two bills relating to wetlands protection. We would appreciate your testimony on the bills, which are attached to this email. Invitations are forthcoming by mail as well – this announcement is intended to help with schedule planning. Thank you for your input.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 in Chambers at 1 p.m.

The topics are:

Proposed Int. No. 506-A: By Council Members Gennaro, Addabbo Jr., Brewer, Fidler, Gentile, Gonzalez, James, Koppell, Liu, McMahon, Nelson, Sanders Jr., Weprin, Gerson and White, Jr.

Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a comprehensive wetlands protection policy for New York City.

Preconsidered Int. No. By Council Member Vann

Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to coordination between the department of buildings and other governmental agencies when development is proposed for the city’s coastal zone

One thought on “NYC Council Hearing on Wetland Protection

  1. Dorothea Poggi

    We need a group of people on foot to clean the wetlands that can not be approached by the floatable skimmers.
    Ferry Point Park has huge amounts of floatables that are to dangerous for our teenage volunteers to remove.

    7 CSO’s enter into Westchester Creek.
    Although the nets have been placed on the main cso under Lehman High School
    the floatables from the past 35 years are stuck in the wetlands and can’t escape with the tides.

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