EQABEnvironmental Quality Advisory Board
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Since the dam was constructed in a wetland area adjacent to a city-owned park, the EQAB worked with the Recreation and Parks Department to help solve the problem.
However, citizen concerns continue to arise, and city personnel and EQAB continue to work together to resolve those concerns.
While pro-development interests may oppose the formation of EQABs, another obstacle resides in the often "chilly relationship" between environmental activists and environmental science professionals.
Observing communities with citizen EQABs (sometimes known by other names like natural resources committee or local oversight committee) reveals that they represent a useful tool.