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Princeton University Freshmen Install Floating Treatment Wetlands with SCMUA-WRWMG

Saturday, September 02, 2023



24 Princeton University students from across the United States and around the world ventured to the Princeton-Blairstown Center in Hardwick, NJ to install floating treatment wetlands to improve the health of Bass Lake in the Paulins Kill Watershed. The students were participating in their freshmen orientation at the Princeton-Blairstown Center, where they worked together to complete various team-building exercises to increase the camaraderie within their group. The students worked alongside the Princeton-Blairstown Center and SCMUA-WRWMG staff to plant native pollinator flowers and shrubs inside 3 floating treatment wetlands that were deployed on the lake. The islands were funded by the NJ Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership and are designed to remove nutrients from the lake that can lead to harmful algal bloom development.