Over 10,000 islands launched since 2005, including Magic Johnson Lake, East Lake, Santa Margarita, and Holly Pond:
Holly Pond, a stormwater runoff collection pond (l) before (r) one year after installation of floating islands
BioHaven Floating Islands effectively treat ponds, streams and ditches to restore a watershed to health.
Image 1: Neighborhood stormwater collection pond islands nurture biodiversity and prohibit overgrowth of algae by competing for excess nutrients that drain into the pond from nearby landscaping. Plants on the island increase floral biodiversity – and attract insects and birds that eat mosquitos. Roots and matrix under the island improve circulation and increase biodiversity under the water – frogs, turtles, fish eat micronutrients from the increased surface area. The island’s shade covers the water preventing overgrowth of bottom-based invasive plant growth. Neighborhood is beautified and cleaned, without chemicals, improving over a multi-year timeframe.
Image 2: An interlocking, modular set of islands planted with yellow iris and other wetland-loving plants reach across the body of a stormwater-fed marshland outside a city, cleaning and circulating water, increasing the area’s biodiversity, and protecting the shoreline from erosion. A home for native wildlife, the community supports not just its residents, but also the biodiversity of the region.
Image 3: A lakeside housing community that once struggled with green water, bad smells, and fish-kills is supported by the addition of modular rectangular floating islands set near the shore to prevent a monoculture from growing and thriving off the excess nitrogen and phosphorus that flows into the lake during rain or landscape watering. The islands have added resting spots for birds and improved the quality and number of the fish population. Residents could stock the lake and use it for private recreational fishing.
Image 4: A city along a canal had been plagued by erosion on the banks during times of high rainfall and harmful algae blooms (HABs) throughout the year. The custom modular islands are sculpted to fit along the banks of the inlet, planted with native plants, the matrix and root growth under the water’s surface compete with algae for the excessive nutrients that flow into the waterway. The overall appearance of the region is improved, the water clarity improves each year.
Add an island to your stormwater collection pond or lake in the fall of 2022, and you’ll see notable improvement by Spring 2023!
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