Over 1000m2 of BioHaven floating islands will be installed this spring in a range of diverse habitat creation and water treatment projects. Floating islands are starting to become mroe mainstream with a hugh increase in BioHaven projects since the product was first introduced to the UK in 2011. As part of frog environmental's spring programme a >350m2 habitat creation and water quality improvement scheme was delivered in Seven Lochs Wetland Park, Glasgow. Project partners included volunteers from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), Glasgow City Council and North Lanarkshire County Council who all played key roles in the successful delivery of the project. Plants for the project were harvested locally; with volunteers braving truly horrendous conditions to make sure enough plants were ready for the April installation date. BioHaven floating island projects have the following benefits:
- Easy to apply and install - projects can be undertaken by volunteers
- Simple approach to creating highly valuable marginal habitat
- Proven in the field to reduce organic pollution and nutrients
- Zero energy in operation
BioHaven comes in 2 forms, a standard version that is used for ponds, lakes and rivers and a premium version that is designed for commercial projects such as wastewater infrastructure, floating solar farms and wave breakers. Fully established BioHaven modules can be pre-grown with a wide selection of emergent vegetation. This allows fully functioning floating biological reactors to be delivered straight into any water body. The first pre-grown BioHavens were delivered in April into a water treatment project in South West England. Frog environmental is the EU hub for BioHaven project development and delivery. Contact frog environmental for project information advice.