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Apr 24 2012
Water in Your Birdbath? That Will Be $300
The city of New York is issuing citations titled “vector control inspection work orders,” which accuse people of violating Article 151 of the city’s health code (no standing water). This is an interesting and daunting urban dilemma. How do we avoid standing water in a city that is mostly impervious?  The dilemma also raises conflicts between establishing constructed ecosystems where water sources are available for foragers, and the nuisance species that these habitats could promote.  AF

Water in Your Birdbath? That Will Be $300

The city of New York is issuing citations titled “vector control inspection work orders,” which accuse people of violating Article 151 of the city’s health code (no standing water). This is an interesting and daunting urban dilemma. How do we avoid standing water in a city that is mostly impervious?  The dilemma also raises conflicts between establishing constructed ecosystems where water sources are available for foragers, and the nuisance species that these habitats could promote.  AF