Impact of floating wetlands on E.coli

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Studies in rivers and urban ponds showed that floating wetlands are not only capable of reducing excess nutrients but also bacterial contamination. As a coastal municipality at the Szczecin lagoon repeatedly suffers from high loads of E.Coli bacteria, we installed … Continued

Hotspots for aquatic fauna

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Our floating wetlands in the brackish Darss-Zingst-Bodden-Chain were well adopted as habitats by birds, fish, amphibians, crustacean, molluscs and insects. The large and diverse root network benefits not only nutrient removal capacity but serves also as a shelter and retreat … Continued

Removing nutrients with green technology

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Two Juodkrante islands (Curonian Spit National Park in Lithuania) were harvested in the end of September. It was exciting to find out that island production doubled this year! The total harvest (fresh weight) is 97 kg from Gintaro Bay island … Continued

Flourishing floating islands

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During high season floating installations accelerate plant development at enormous pace. Dense vegetation is more resistant to various factors like wave damage and bird effect. We can state for sure that floating islands enhance habitat and aesthetic value. Check the … Continued

Spring is here and islands awaking

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After installing and planting the islands in spring 2019, we can see how different environmental factors and treatments affect the survival and condition of plants. In Lithuania the most important factors seem to be the inserted plants density, the hydrodynamic … Continued

Support by Klaipeda municipality

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Floating island initiative is rising awareness on coastal environment: eutrophication, climate change, coastal protection and biodiversity. Klaipeda municipality will contribute by 5000Eur to support new island maintenance.  This will help us to involve professional botanists from the Botanical Garden of … Continued

Crowed funding on Nutribute

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Until May 2020 we are running a crowed funding campaign on the Nutribute platform. With this voluntary financing scheme money will be collected for a floating island in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Klaipeda city contains fortification fragments (such as reconstructed Jonas Hill, … Continued

Plants harvesting time

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To maximize nutrient removal efficiency of floating wetlands also the timing of plant harvest is crucial. Perennial macrophytes move their nutrients into the roots when senescence starts in autumn. To be most effective, harvest should be in (late) summer. Not … Continued

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