Photo credit Steve Duncan of http://undercity.org
What I want to do
Work with http://www.empiredragonboat.com/ to build up community coalitions for advocating for cleaning up sewage on the waterfront. Empire Dragon Boat club has a vested interest in this because they launch their boats right next to a pipe that dumps out 5% of NYC's sewage overflows.
Identify key problems for future research
Make these resources available for anyone who wants to pursue research in Flushing Bay watershed.
My attempt and results
Compiled historical maps and data to identify balloon/kite mapping sites for finding solutions to sewage overflow near marina.
Background video on local sewer exploration by http://undercity.org
Look for section toward end of this video where spring water from the Magothy aquifer can be seen gushing up into the now piped section of Kissena Creek, one of the main tributaries for the now buried Flushing Meadows marshes. Grassroots Mapping research would try to track down other such watershed springs, based on for example old farm house locations and larger trees. We would then track the course of the buried streams to see if any have been diverted into the overloaded CSO BB-06 Combined Sewer Overflow system..
Questions and next steps
Finding sites where buried streams were connected to combined sewer pipes.
Why I'm interested