Floating wetlands installed at Indian Lake


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Several gather to install floating wetlands at Indian Lake on June 8.

Several gather to install floating wetlands at Indian Lake on June 8.


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The roots of plants in floating wetlands filter sediments entering the lake and provide habitat for fish and other lake wildlife. The wetlands also decrease bank erosion.


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On June 8, the new Watershed Coordinator for the Indian Lake Watershed Project, Abbi Hastings, and her volunteers gathered at the Moundwood boat ramp to install a large Floating Treatment Wetland. A smaller floating wetland was also placed on Pew Island.

These floating wetlands are created on a rubber mat that is safe to place in the water. The mat has holes in which the wetland plants are placed. All the plants chosen for the wetlands are non-invasive Ohio wetland plants. As the plants grow they take up nutrients from the water in the lake. Their roots will act as a filter for sediments entering the lake and a habitat for fish and other lake wildlife. These wetlands can also provide a wave dampening effect on shorelines and help decrease bank erosion.

Thank you to the volunteers, Logan County Soil and Water, Kiersten McManan, Dick and Patty Kritzler, Jo Lee Winebrenner, Jeff Abrams and Board Members Sharon DeVault and Sandy Helgeson.

If you want to know more about the Indian Lake Watershed Project check out the website at indianlakewatershed.com or our Facebook page.

Several gather to install floating wetlands at Indian Lake on June 8.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/06/web1_Photo1Web-2.jpgSeveral gather to install floating wetlands at Indian Lake on June 8. Submitted photos

The roots of plants in floating wetlands filter sediments entering the lake and provide habitat for fish and other lake wildlife. The wetlands also decrease bank erosion.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/06/web1_Photo2Web-2.jpgThe roots of plants in floating wetlands filter sediments entering the lake and provide habitat for fish and other lake wildlife. The wetlands also decrease bank erosion. Submitted photos

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Submitted by the Indian Lake Watershed Project.

Submitted by the Indian Lake Watershed Project.