Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Constructed Wetland Gets a Makeover

Lisa Lee Benjamin, the designer of the constructed wetland and living roof returned to the EcoCenter to donate her time, materials, and expertise to redesign the constructed wetland.  Together with CCSF students and faculty, the original plants were removed and new ones planted (from Bay Natives of course!) with the addition of a lot more gravel and even some moss on the floating logs.  The plant list at present is minimalist (6 Juncus patens, 2 Scirpus spp. and 1 Juncus effusus) in part to see which of those removed might actually regrow.  Students will also conduct environmental monitoring on the wetland and acrylic tanks this weekend and compare to last weeks results.  We even spotted a fish in the wetland!