|Mature Floating Treatment Wetland.|
Mr. Rumsby started this one on an old dock about 20 to 25 years ago. It has iris, willow, cedar, hardhack, bulrushes and fir growing on it. This is a perfect example of what a mature floating treatment wetland looks like. It has gone through at least 20 years of ecological sucession.
|SheMamma Bell-Irving admires the waterslide addition for the kids.|
|SheMamma Bell-Irving with the floating island.|
It is a triple layered ecosystem. You get a top layer of an island in a lake, the border area at the perimeter that is fabulous fish and insect habitat and the underside is a totally unique ecosystem of suspended roots, microorganisms and fish.
Stacking Functions is one of the core principles of Permaculture and the floating treatment wetland is a perfect example of many functions being condensed into a small area.
Coming soon: water quality tests from underneath this mature floating treatment wetland.