Students build DIY floating island river restorer

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Local high school students converged at the Radix Center in May to construct a DIY floating island river restorer.  Made from recycled plastic bottles inserted into a mesh tube, the island had the roots of water plants zip-tied on to it.  The island is presently incubating in the fish tank inside the Radix greenhouse, where its biotic community is maturing.  The intention is to eventually deploy it near a sewage outfall in the Hudson River, where beneficial microbes living on its roots will assist in remediating water-borne pollutants.

 

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