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How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

Rendering of the wetland prototype for the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium’s Floating Wetland Prototype was recently featured as part of a Yale Environment 360 article, “How Floating Wetlands are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters.”

Ayers Saint Gross is proud to have been a part of this initiative, when we worked with the National Aquarium and Biohabitats, McLaren Engineering Group, and Kovacs, Whitney & Associates in 2018 to design a sustainable floating wetland prototype that enhances water quality, habitat diversity, and resiliency in continuation of Studio Gang’s EcoSlip concept. The National ASLA award-winning project now serves as a durable and welcoming home for a variety of marsh shrubs, grasses, and native wildlife.

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