Omaha's environmental landscape.

Introduction: City dwellers, as most of you are, have mental maps of the landscape they live in. These include many components. The purpose of this lecture/discussion is to help you recognize components of that landscape as having environmental significance.

Localities of environmental significance:


Asarco lead smelting plant and the Superfund site.


Control structures along the Missouri River.


Heron Haven: This is a spring fed wetlands just north of Heflinger Park. Limited public access is available.


Keystone trail:


Vickers, Inc.


Cunningham, Wehrspan and other reservoirs.


2004 search of EPA records on CERCLIS sites for Omaha(where toxic chemicals are used or stored and are being tracked).

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