It’s all about the ‘green’ with the wetlands
Having grown up in Niles, I hunted, fished and trapped in Mosquito Creek. In the 1950s and 1960s, I played golf with my grandparents at the Eastwood Golf Course. In the mid to late 1960s, they wanted to expand the golf course but could not because it was wetlands.
Then came the waving of the green!
In 1969, came the Eastwood Mall. No more wetlands. Then, south of state routes 82 and 46, came a gas station and Sam’s Club. I stopped at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to inquire about the wetlands. I was given a Pittsburgh number to call. I called and was informed that the gas station used only five acres. I asked about the other 10 to 20 acres of wetlands being filled in right now from the Howland Springs Road hill.
They said they knew nothing about it and would call me back when they learned more. I’m still waiting for the phone call.