A New Creek - A New Landscape / by Matt Clysdale

Below are two images from a photography workshop I led with photographer and environmental historian, Lynne Heasley, on urban landscapes. Our focus was the PCB cleanup of Portage Creek by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We got up real early to capture the surreal pre-dawn light of this transformed landscape. The big pipes are where they literally pumped the creek further downstream so they could work on the dry creek-bed. That is a creek in a pipe.

Portage Creek cleanup

Portage Creek cleanup