Furman University is continuing with its restoration of Furman Lake in an effort to restore the lake to a more natural, healthy environment. A professional landscape architect specializing in native plants has developed a complete restoration master plan for the re-vegetation and redesign of the lake's borders. Phase I, which covers roughly 1/4 of the lake shoreline, was completed in June 2009. Student and faculty efforts to reduce the wildfowl population have been extremely successful in reducing the nutrient and bacteria loadings to the lake. Three rain gardens provide attractive examples of ways to collect storm water and improve water quality.
Credits: Angela Halfacre, Frank Powell, Wade Worthen, Furman University Center for Teaching and Learning
By David Shimmel, Communication Studies
Advocacy, Spring 2010