This special and unique floating wetland island project was constructed to tackle algal blooms spreading in the lake that produce cyanobacteria. Because cyanobacteria produces a toxin that is harmful to humans and animals and detrimental to water quality, this project will have a major positive impact on the community and to the residents who want to go swimming, fishing, or rafting at the park. More research will be performed to complement this project.
Thanks to Dr. Stephen Lyon for his invention, and Ben Haas and the Racine County Parks crew for allowing Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps to be involved! And thanks to The Journal Times for the interview and photos. Click here to view the article.