Dylan Thomas

Floating islands to help clean Spring Lake

A pollution fighter floating on dirty water

Still searching for the upside of this summer’s state government shutdown? You might find it floating on one of the City of Lakes’ least-known bodies of water.

In August, seven artificial floating islands made of shredded plastic were anchored in Lowry Hill’s tiny, algae-covered Spring Lake. If all goes as planned, the buoyant gardens covered in peat moss and native plants will help clean some of the water passing through the lake, which is located in the Bassett Creek watershed.


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