We are excited about this project at Greenfield Lake!
🌱 Innovative solutions for complex issues 🌱
Working with NC State University, crews installed Floating Treatment Wetlands at Greenfield Lake to help reduce the nutrient overload and the algae blooms. The aquatic system uses vegetated floating mats to absorb the nutrients that flow into Greenfield Lake via stormwater runoff.
HOW IT WORKS --> As the plants on the Floating Wetlands grow, nutrients in the water are taken up by the plant roots and stored in the tissues. Periodic harvesting of the mature plants prevents the sequestered nutrients from re-entering the water when the plants die and decompose. Clean Water Management Trust Fund provided grant funding to purchase, install, and monitor the efficacy of the Floating Wetland and water quality.