‘How to Build a Floating Wetland’ workshop set for May 5 at Lake Fayetteville

An egret uses a floating wetland as a fishing platform at Wister Lake in eastern Oklahoma.

Courtesy: bioxdesign.com

Registration is now open for “How to Build a Floating Wetland,” a workshop to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center, 511 E. Lakeview Dr., Springdale.

Attendees will learn the history of floating wetlands and will help build and install a floating wetland at Lake Fayetteville. Additionally, participants will receive a materials list for everything needed to build their own floating wetland.

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Instructors will be Dr. Steve Patterson, Restoration Ecologist with Bio x Design, and Dr. Bob Morgan, Manager of Environmental Quality for Beaver Water District.

Registration is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided.

» Click here to learn more about floating wetlands

Sponsors of the event include the Beaver Water District, Ozarks Water Watch, Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership, Illinois River Watershed Partnership, the City of Fayetteville, the Beaver Watershed Alliance, and Bio x Design.

Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center

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