As well as cleaning the water, the native plants and grasses on the floating islands provide habitat for insects and birds. The roots below the waterline of the islands supply a rich food source to fish and minnows, provide shade and cover from predators and increase oxygen levels in the water which is beneficial for fish and other aquatic organisms.
- Enhance the environmental and biological health of the pond.
- Floating Treatment Wetlands enhance aerobic processes such as nitrification, oxidation and the removal of ammonia.
- Contributes to the beautification of the pond and surrounding dwellings.
- Water sedge, spike rush, small flowered bulrush
- Cattails, tufted hair grass
- Baltic rush, Bebb’s sedge, Tall Manna grass
- Blue flag iris, bog bean/buck bean
- Milkweed, coneflower, vetch, aster
- Sandbar willow and Salix lutea
This is a joint project between Water Services and Parks Departments