I was looking through the New York State Department of Transportation's environmental design guidelines when I came across the Hudson Valley region's special pilot guidelines on deer composting. With a growing deer population and increasing congestion, disposal of roadkill has become a pressing logistical problem (local rendering plants are apparently also shutting down). The solution is to simply dump the deer carcasses into a compost bin and use the compost a few months later on DOT right of ways. It's a fascinating document, and I'm now keyed in to a growing national trend

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A severe case of jet lag (I was more or less asleep by 3pm) prevented me from attending, but we got the opportunity to present our project to the Harlem River community this Monday, June 11th.

From what I heard it was a great success, and we got a writeup in the Mott Haven Herald.

For posterity's sake, I posted the video I created and was planning on narrating below. It gives a rough overview of the current state of the Harlem River, as well as some of the numerous proposals developed over the years for the site. There should be a more polished publication coming out sometime this summer. Stay tuned.

 

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