Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A wildlife habitat on top of a landfill?

Seems the New York Times has just found out what we've known in Hartford for years -- that landfills can be significant bird habitats.

Today's story talks about bird-watchers enjoying a new park on top of the old Fresh Kills Landfill. For years, members of the Hartford Audubon Society have been visiting the Hartford landfill as part of its summer and Christmas bird counts.

The Hartford landfill, after 68 years of service, accepted its last deliveries of waste on December 31, 2008. Now we're eagerly awaiting the City of Hartford's plans for its use once its capping is completed in the next couple of years.

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