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Natural recruitment on floating wetlands

Natural recruitment on floating wetlands

In this episode Darren Drapper, from Drapper Environmental Consultants, shows us around one of SPEL Environmental's floating wetlands. Darren shows us the natural recruitment of vegetation taking place on the wetland.

Did you know that you can find this floating wetland on The WSUD Map? (it’s ID number is FW00004)

Want to here more about natural recruitment? Try Episode 111: Trees in Bioretention – Succession and Episode 112: Trees in Bioretention – Giving Succession a Helping Hand.

A very happy wetland plant

A very happy wetland plant

Hi everyone,

Today we take a look at a stormwater harvesting wetland in Sydney, and in particular a unique indication that the plants in the wetland are happy!

Cheers

Jack

The gardens and wetlands of Annecy

The gardens and wetlands of Annecy

Hi everyone,

Tay and I were in Annecy in France recently and we were fascinated by the sheer volume of gardens. Private gardens, streetscape gardens. Gardens in public space. Window gardens. It got us thinking about how the city managed to make that happen, and what we might be able to learn from that in an Australian, WSUD context.

Cheers

Jack

Wetlands to visit in South East Queensland

Wetlands to visit in South East Queensland

Hi everyone,

Super exciting episode!

Why?

Because it's our first viewer question. Toby Bennett asks for suggestions of good and bad constructed stormwater wetlands to visit in South East Queensland.

Cheers

Jack

 

Flowers are a sign of healthy wetland plants

Flowers are a sign of healthy wetland plants

Hi there!

A few years ago Jason Sonneman from DesignFlow gave me a really good piece of advice. He told me that if you have a wetland and all the plants are in flower then it is a really good sign that those plants are happy and healthy. In this episode we take a look at exactly that in a wetland I stumbled across early one morning.

Cheers

Jack Mullaly

Good wetland outlet design

Good wetland outlet design

Hello hello,

Stormwater treatment wetlands rely on water getting where it should, when it should and then leaving when its meant to. Proper outlet design is a big part of this. It’s not the only thing that plays a part in this, but it’s a big one. In this episode we look at a well design outlet from a stormwater treatment system and inspect its major components.

Cheers

Jack Mullal

Raised outlet grates in bioretention systems and wetlands

Raised outlet grates in bioretention systems and wetlands

Hi everyone,

Bioretention systems and wetlands are really resilient but there are some fine details that we just need to get right. Outlet pit design on bioretention systems and wetlands is one of them. In this episode we look at exactly why using a raised grate on a bioretention system or a sediment basin in a wetland is so important.

Cheers

Jack Mullaly