C100 White Paper DOEE Daylighting Streams and Restoring Wetlands

Beth Purcell

Most of the historic surface streams and wetlands in the District have been lost to urbanization.  DOEE is working to restore these water features, which offered, and can again offer, important environmental and recreational benefits.  The Committee of 100 studied these initiatives and developed questions on how they work, how to measure success and their budgetary needs.  We requested comments on the draft from DOEE but none have been received as of this date.