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Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

by , 03/15/10
filed under: Botanical, Urban design

sustainable design, green design, urban biofilter project, sustainable landscaping, brownfield reclamation, public space, waste management, green gardening

Tijuana Regeneration

Last summer Urban Biofilter joined the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and Earth Island Institute’s Restoration Initiative on a bi-national project to restore the Tijuana River Estuary Watershed. The proposed project would create an elegant solution to current wastewater issues by channeling and redirecting it to a system of bamboo biofilters at NOAA’s outreach office. The plantings would be done as workshops. This would minimize cost, give skills to the public, and act as a catalyst for a wastewater paradigm shift in an area that needs it.

+ Urban Biofilter

Lead photo by Caseyyee

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2 Comments

  1. Jodi June 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I feel so much hpaepir now I understand all this. Thanks!

  2. john mark March 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Bamboo forest is so beautiful and it reminds me of our neighbor he had a lot of bamboo and his house look like haunted because his house covered by many bamboos and.the bamboo grows taller and bigger. Every evening his house is full of birds noise. His story goes like this the bamboos before is bonsai he give it to his girlfriend he loves her so much by the help of / through him his girlfriend finish her study despite of everything he left him.He is loner man Thanks for reminding me of our neighbor more power to your site! G-d bless ;-)

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