“Deal Breakers” Introduced To Land Bank Bill

 

Photo: Nathaniel Hamilton, for NewsWorks

Photo: Nathaniel Hamilton, for NewsWorks

  • Five years after their reintroduction into the Tacony creek ecosystem, beavers are damming (thereby compromising) the banks of the waterway, according to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed (TTF). Grid comments on the irony of having efforts to return the stream to its natural conditions hampered by its natural inhabitants. Yet for Bernard Brown, it’s a necessary paradox. “With all its problems, the Tacony offers the immediate peace and calm that I seek in a creek corridor: take a few steps down from the street and soon the slopes and trees block out the city. Clear water flows peacefully over the rocky bed. Fish hover in the pools… Suddenly the beavers didn’t seem so out of place.”
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