Canoe Under Empire State Building

A canoe glides over quiet waters six miles west of New York City's Empire State Building. Filled with garbage, poisoned with industrial waste, drained, paved, burned, mined, and deforested, America's most stubborn and unexpected wetlands are recovering from decades of abuse. Full of unexpected incongruities--while canoeing up a small dark creek, the view opens up to the sun setting on the Empire State Building.  The New Jersey wetlands, a 10 square mile region, is larger than Manhattan.  Once a prehistoric glacial lake, the fragile marsh land has been used and abused for two centuries.