Friday, August 25, 2006

Dam broken to restore Calif. wetlands

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The ocean flowed into historic wetlands Thursday for the first time in more than a century after bulldozers peeled back the last layer of an earthen dam.


The environmentalists in this country have been pushing madly to restore swamplands - er, sorry, I mean "wetlands" - to their former state. It's true, swampy and marshy lands are important watersheds helping to protect many endangered species. In fact, I'd like to nominate two former wetlands areas for immediate restoration efforts, since they aren't being put to anywhere near as important use: Washington DC, and Sacramento CA.

(With thanks to Ward Griffiths.)