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Avatar LIZ IRELAND March 29, 2017 at 11:37 am


When a construction project requires bulldozers and land-moving equipment, millions of tiny plants and animals are slaughtered. These micro organisms support larger aquatic life that feed those we can see and photograph. If you’ve observed a drop of pond water under a microscope, you appreciate the value of small critters.

Twenty-five years ago, when I lived in the area, I volunteered for The Friends of Famosa Slough, and Jim and Barbara Peugh led bird walks, and chucked huge chunks of concrete, sofas, and all sorts of debris out of the water. We volunteers pulled bear claw back on itself and planted native vegetation. The good-hearted if sweaty labor of probably thousands of others like me transformed the slough from a dump site to a beautiful environment that supports hundreds (I admit I don’t know the number) of migratory birds, attracting again, I don’t know the number, but probably thousands of bird watchers.

When I hear that some entity wants to scrape the bottom of this habitat sanctuary, I feel like said entity is asking to scrape the skin off my arm.


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