The Ocean Cleanup

Posted: July 11, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: cleanup, ocean, plastic, waste, water

An important issue that has been receiving more and more attention lately is the problem known as “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, a collection of discarded plastic which the ocean currents have concentrated in one area.  Some estimates place the size of this patch as twice the size of the state of Texas!  While a […]

Great Barrier Reef – Is it Doomed?

Posted: June 9, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: barrier, bleaching, coral, great, reef, underwater

Great Barrier Reef – Is it Doomed? The answer to that question depends on who you are listening to, but the fact cannot be denied that the Great Barrier Reef is in serious trouble.   The coral comprising the reef is experiencing bleaching for the second consecutive year.  In the northern region of the reef, where […]

World Oceans Day – June 8, 2017

Posted: June 8, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: earth, humans, oceans, oxygen, water, world

World Oceans Day Healthy oceans are critical to our survival.  Three quarters of the surface of the planet is covered by the Oceans, an area that spans more than 350 million square kilometers.   Of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere, 70% is produced by marine plants such as kelp and plankton living in the ocean.  If […]

Cootes Paradise

cootes paradise
Posted: May 22, 2017
Category: Newsletters Water
Tags: biological, cootes, diversity, paradise, princess point, water

Cootes Paradise was originally inhabited by the Princess Point people as far back as 500AD.  The current name was derived from a British Naval Officer, Captain Thomas Coote, who spent many days hunting the abundant water fowl in the 1780’s.  Cootes Paradise marsh was designated fish sanctuary in 1874 and in 1927, the marsh and […]

Urban Stormwater Management

fort worth water gardens
Posted: April 12, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: fountains, management, stormwater, urban, water

Climate change and urban sprawl are putting increasing demands on municipal budgets and infrastructure when it comes to stormwater management.  Under natural conditions, stormwater is intercepted by vegetation and absorbed into the ground, when an area is urbanized, this vegetation disappears. Climate change is causing an increase in the number of violent storms we are […]

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