As the Metro Spirit reported on July 24, the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences, formerly the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, and Pendleton King Park used a Wells Fargo/National Fish and Wildlife grant to clean up the park’s Lake Elizabeth pond.
Since April of last year, the Phinizy Research Team has spent over 500 hours on the project conducting water quality monitoring, groundwater monitoring, soil analysis and actively participating in the removal of invasive plants. Park volunteers have also been instrumental in the cleanup, partnering with other outside groups for additional help.
On Tuesday, September 9, participants celebrated at the ribbon cutting for the newly created waterfall.
The next phase of the project will focus on the restoration of a small historical wetland that will ultimately filter excess nutrients resulting from urban runoff. The filtered water will then be pumped back into the lake via the waterfall.
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