Floating Wetlands Used To Clean Polluted Duck Pond
12 days into the pond the 100 plus water fowl have adopted the floating wetland platform as 'home'. The platform is a 'trial' to see just how the resident ducks and geese would affect the system. Presently the pond has a sandy island with trees but no herbaceous or other vegetation. Concern was expressed the large contingency of ducks would devour the biomass quickly, rendering the plant-nutrient uptake platform useless. Twelve days into the process the plants are a little trampled but growing vigorously in the duck matter nutrient enriched waters. Plans are to begin harvesting the biomass on a periodic basis to remove sequestered nitrogen and phosphorous from the system.