Projects In the News
Something Afloat in the Duwamish River: A Look at Floating Wetlands in an Urban Estuary. Written by Charlotte Dohrn for Currents: A Student Blog. University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.
Research and Tools
Urban Living Shorelines Precedents. Emma Petersen. September 2020.
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The River That Made Seattle. https://duwamishhistory.com/
Reviving Urban Ecosystems with Constructed Floating Wetlands. Mason Bowles. Wetlands Science and Practice. Vol. 30, No. 2. April 2019. (Wetland Science & Practice issue focused on constructed floating wetlands.) Download Here
Volume 1: Floating Wetlands Research. University of Washington. Spring 2013. floating_wetlands_Vol_I_Research
Volume 2: Floating Wetlands Design Investigation. University of Washington. floating_wetlands_Vol_II_Design
Shoreline Monitoring Database: “a resource to upload data from standardized protocols to monitor shorelines in Puget Sound, WA.” University of Washington Sea Grant. WA SeaGrant Website Here
Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish: “a tool for lakeshore property owners on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish to improve shorelines for people and salmon.” Green Shoreline Website Here
National Ocean Service (NOAA)- What is a living shoreline? NOAA Website Here
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National Floating Wetland Projects
University of Washington’s Green Futures Lab
Helping to run the Duwamish Floating Wetlands project, the Green Futures lab also specializes in “[developing] innovative approaches to the ecological planning and design of public space through interdisciplinary research, design and education”.
Mission “to transform rivers into urban wildlife sanctuaries.”
Since it launch in 2010, the Baltimore harbor floating wetland has become a refuge for local fish and crustacean.
Charles River Floating Wetland
The Charles River Floating Wetlands were created to improve zooplankton habitat, reintroduce native plants, and encourage public engagement through educating on the importance of river health.
Charles River Conservancy – Floating Wetlands: Engagement and Education
This page gives more information on the public engagement and education project at the Charles River Floating Wetlands.
First place competition entry for 2018 Climate Changed competition at MIT.
“The Academy has created tools to elevate the understanding, importance, and practice of using living shorelines to enhance on-the-ground storm resiliency and create new wetlands.”[/expand]
Constructed Floating Wetland Technology Sites
Floating wetlands solution – “Design, Manufacturing, Installation & Service of Floating Treatment Wetlands”
Biomatrix Water – “Bringing Water To Life”
Floating Island International – “[Bringing] water back to health by mimicking nature’s own clean-water design abilities”
Nautilus Eco-Solutions – “Create a nature-friendly bank in an easy and sustainable way.”
Pollution Reporting in Washington State
Where to Report
Puget Soundkeeper: Reporting Pollution Form
Seattle Public Utilities: Surface Water Quality Investigations
King County: Report a Drainage or Water Quality Problem
Water Quality Resources
Washington State Department of Ecology: Water Quality
Washington State Department of Ecology: River and Stream Water Quality Monitoring