Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

August 10, 2011 by  
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What do you do with a “severely impaired” body of water and an unsightly shoreline park that is riddled with invasive species ?  Launch a series of luscious floating islands! In an effort to improve water conditions and restore natural habitats, the American Society of Landscape Architects has designed a series of seven  floating islands (aka floating treatment wetlands). The  islands , which mimic native wetlands, are constructed from non-toxic, post-consumer recycled plastics and then injected with inert polyurethane foam (the kind of stuff found in Memory Foam mattresses) for buoyancy. Read the rest of Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae blooms , American Society of Landscape Architects , artificial island , ASLA , ASLA-MN , Climate Change , CO2 , contamination , eco design , eco habitat , eco-conscious , eco-friendly , Environment , environmental design , Floating Island , floating islands , floating treatment wetlands , green design , green infrastructure , green living , infrastructure , Minnesota , native species , natural habitat , nitrates , pH , polyurethane foam , Recycled Plastic , spring lake , sustainable design , sustainable living , water quality

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Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

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