Thursday, March 31, 2011

And a meeting to discuss the proposed Expansion of JFK Airport Runways into the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve

"Reclamation", the powers that be are calling the proposal to turn some number of acres of Jamaica Bay into airport runways. "Reclamation", my okole. Here's another notice that should be of great interest to those who love Jamaica Bay. I highly doubt that I will be able to make it because of work pressures, but I did want to spread the word.


APRIL 7, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

NPS Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Cross Bay Blvd. Broad Channel, NY 11693

6:30 - 6:45 Sign in, Introductions, Acknowledgment of Elected/Agency
6:45 - 7:05 Overview of Regional Plan Association Proposed Plan for
Expansion of JFK Airport- Environmental Response
Dan Mundy Jr. Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers
7:05 - 7:15 Potential impacts of JFK Expansion
Brad Sewell, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense
7:15 - 7:35 JFK Airport Expansion and Bird Hazard issues
Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian
7:35 - 7:55 Marine Life in the targeted areas; A
Perspective from the local Fishing Industry
Captain Vincent Calabro
7:55- 8:30 Discussion, Q & A
Dan Mundy, Don Riepe
For more information and directions, please call 718-318-9344


Baydog said...

So that's the Hawaiian word for foot. Okole.

Tillerman said...

LOL. One of the "moderators" i.e. self-appointed nannies and protest committee chairmen on SailX is called Okole!

bonnie said...

Hmmm...and people allow their protests to be adjudicated by someone named -- um -- "Foot"?

heh heh.

Pandabonium said...

Since world oil production peaked in 2005, and the science - if not the popular grasp of - anthropomorphic climate change has become very solid, it is really "okole-anine" (to coin a phrase) to spend money on highways and runways, especially at the expense of wildlife preserves.

As Bugs Bunny would say, "what a bunch of maroons."

bonnie said...

"Reclamation" is such a 50's word - turning that useless marshland into useful modern concrete.

"Reclaim" indicates taking something BACK. This is taking something FROM and they should just be straight with people and call it "robbery".

O Docker said...

Reclamation is a wonderful thing.

About 120 years ago, they 'reclaimed' the Sacramento River delta. That meant tearing up the largest expanse of natural wetlands in the Western US (which the developers called 'swamps') to put in a lot of dry, useful islands for huge commercial farming conglomerates.

100 years later, most of the birds and fish were gone, the crumbling levies were costing the public millions every year to maintain, the dried peat soil on the islands had mostly blown away in the wind, and the water was polluted from all of the fertilizer runoff.

What to do? Reclaim the delta by spending more millions in public funds to install artificial wetlands.

Reclamation is a wonderful thing.

bonnie said...


amazing how dumb we can be sometimes.

O Docker said...


Levees, not levies.

bonnie said...

I bet there were levies too.

bonnie said...

ps - on a totally unrelated note, did you see the lovely Flemish coil over on Alex and Taru's blog the other day?

O Docker said...

It's pretty well documented that there were Levi's there.

And thanks for the tip about the Flemish coil. I must have been so busy looking at some of the other pictures on their blog that I missed that one.

bonnie said...

Oh, yeah, like wasn't that mahimahi spectacular?

O Docker said...

What? They've got fish, too?

Are you sure you're not thinking of Joe's blog?

bonnie said...

Positive! Joe is the one with the cute San Francisco sea lions. He has fish too?

bonnie said...

ps...hmm, no nastygrams from my friend Eloise since the Cute Guys for Bowsprite series...not a whole lot of spam that isn't getting picked up by the Blogger spam, I think I might go out on a limb here and try turning off the moderation!

Eloise said...

I have just now wandered to your happy blog.

Such an interesting an informative post you make!

Reclaim you're interest in natural beauty by visiting my lovely website.

bonnie said...

Hip Hip Hooray for a kinder, gentler Eloise, with hunks! At least I assume there's hunks at that there link, think I'd best wait until I'm not on my computer at the Really Big Children's Publishing House to visit...


bowsprite said...

¡Holy okole! we have to intervene. Wetgrass huggers, unite! and we can combine that with your cold water clinic at the same time.