Floating wetland will provide habitat & water quality benefits for urban reservoir

Small man-made islands are improving water quality and habitats at Fellows Lake and other municipal water bodies in and around Springfield, Mo.

On Monday, July 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in cooperation with City Utilities of Springfield (CU), launched its latest floating wetland on the north shore of Fellows Lake. 

This isn’t the first floating wetland launched in or near Springfield. Floating wetlands can also be found at Sequiota Park and Doling Park, which are city parks within Springfield’s city limits. 

However, the make-up of the wetland launched at Fellows Lake is unique – it was constructed with no plastic components. 

MDC staff place a floating wetland onto Fellows Lake on the north side of Springfield with the cooperation of City Utilities of Springfield.

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