mar 26, 2010
SCAPE called "hokey" by Nicolai Ouroussoff
IMAGINING A MORE WATERY NEW YORK
The New York Times
mar 12, 2010
Kate Orff and Janette Kim featured in AZURE Magazine
25 Young Designers Who Are Leading The Pack
AZURE Magazine March / April 2010
mar 10, 2010
TUNE IN! Kate Orff on Brian Lehrer Live
Brian Lehrer Live
730 PM / Channel 75 (CUNY TV)
mar 5–6 2010
Kate Orff presents at MillionTreesNYC Symposium
JAMAICA BAY AS CATALYST
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
Aerial Mapping of Jamaica Bay Islands
jul 25, 2012
The Dredge Research Collaborative and Public Laboratory (Gena Wirth and Rob Holmes) visited Yellow Bar Island in Jamaica Bay in mid-July to document progress on the Army Corps of Engineers project that aims to restore eroding salt marsh habitat with recycled dredge material.
Visible in these images is the flat expanse of newly constructed ground, composed of clean sand dredged from the Ambrose Channel, the main shipping channel leading to the port of NY/NJ.
Salt Marsh Cordgrass, (likely Spartina patens) is seen here in pixellated form, as small, approx 2'-5' diameter hummocks of preexisting marsh. These green clumps are a complex marsh matrix of sediment, Spartina, and ribbed mussel, which in a functional ecosystem colonize the base of the cordgrass and stabilize the marshland. Past the dotted fringe of cordgrass clumps is the expansive island interior, touched in a more economical fashion with a grid of fences marking Spartina plug planting zones. We speculate that the fence grid acts as a goose deterrent, preventing flocks from landing and feasting on the newly planted plugs.
Also pictured at left is the constructed island-on-a-constructed-island used by the Army Corps for material and equipment storage, located just above the high tide line.
Read more, here.