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

Installation videos available

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We compiled a short video about all floating macrophyte installations in the project. Check out the video here! Additionally, Lithuania TV reported about the installations in Juodkrante and Nida. Both videos are available here and here.  

The beginning of a great adventure

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Klaipėda University and Curonian national park administration started preparation works for pilot installations in Juodkrantė. This year two floating islands will be installed at Juodkrantė – one at so called 14th kilometer bay and the other at Amber bay. Both … Continued

Installation of modified islands

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Before starting Easter holidays we installed the improved versions of floating islands in Born (Germany). Nice flowering macrophytes like purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus) were choosen, but also sedges (Carex acutiformis) and rushes (Schoenoplectus lacustris) were planted. … Continued

Winter time

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It’s starting to freeze and snow – Christmas time! The islands in Born (Germany) had to be taken out of the water for maintenance work. Improved versions will be installed again in April 2019 and planted with yellow flag, purple … Continued

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