Titolo: Up Fanno Creek
Casa editrice: WatershedEvents
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: Up Fanno Creek chronicles the life and near-death of a small, urban stream in Portland, Oregon. ?Drano Creek,?nearby neighbors once called it, and on hot summer days in the late 1960s you could sometimes smell it before you could see it. The once flourishing waterway was so filled with sewage, agricultural waste, and industrial pollutants that it was on the verge of extinction. It also posed a health risk so serious that it helped shut down all residential and commercial development in its area for almost a year. Like other urban streams around the country, Fanno Creek was temporarily saved from almost certain destruction by the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972. Thanks to that law and the efforts of a growing army of wetland advocates, the creek has recovered significantly from the abuses of more than a century of mostly unchecked or poorly regulated land-use practices. Point-source pollution, once thought to pose the greatest threat to the creek?s biological survival, is now largely under control. But the long term outlook for Fanno Creek?s existence is anything but rosy, as Eric Lindstrom quickly learned when he set out to discover his personal Watershed Address. Up Fanno Creek tells his story as well, and in the process shows what it means to become a wetlands advocate?accidentally or not.
L'autore: Dr. Lindstrom has enjoyed success in multiple careers including professional photography, college-level teaching, and the administration of post-secondary academic programs. In 2007, shortly after retirement from academia, he began studying and photographing a small stream near his home in Portland, Oregon. The project soon became a full-time endeavor and ultimately led to a new career as a writer/advocate focused on themes related to urban streams and their management. In addition to his work on wetlands issues he also serves on the Citizen?s Action Committee for the Tualatin River Keepers; the Board of Directors for Clearing Magazine; and as Secretary for the Natural Resources Advisory Commission / Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. Dr. Lindstrom is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys sharing his passion for nature with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
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