Floating Wetlands: What, Why and How

A floating wetland consists of a suspended matrix planted with wetland plants.

Floating wetlands facilitate microbiological and plant processing of nutrients and encourage the settling of sediments contained in the water.

Floating wetlands come in all shapes and sizes and can be built for existing water bodies, waterways or in a purpose-built pond.

Their benefits include improving the quality of the water, particularly for aquaculture farming, and providing habitat and refuge for wildlife. They can also be very attractive.

Learn more about floating wetlands here

View step-by-step instructions here

These materials were prepared by Catherine Madden, Scenic Rim Regional Council Land for Wildlife Officer. Thank you, Catherine!

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