1. Research on what first...
  2. ...why next...
  3. ...then who...
  4. ...and last but not least how.

Okay, I was having fun when I wrote this on paper and couldn't resist on not keeping it!

In translation...

Understanding what first will allow me to understand why then who and last but not least how to make impact within/for wetlands.

The point is I feel that, from my very basic understanding of what a wetland is, I'm not getting anywhere near creating solutions for maintaining a pond organically.

What I know already

  1. What are wetlands?
  2. Natural
  3. Constructed
  4. (What)It's a habitat (Midwest, Ohio, Southwestern Ohio)
  5. (How)Monitoring through:
  6. (Who)Public Lab, EPA
  7. (Who,What)Urban Rivers and their floats and system
  8. (What)Basic Chemistry

What I want know (in the same order as above)

  1. (What)Differences between the two types of wetlands
  2. (What)Keystone and interactions
  3. (How, Why)Impact that other than to keep water clean and livable
  4. (Who)Any wetlands only groups/orgs
  5. (Who,How)Would their idea worth to use in wetlands
  6. (What,Why)More in depth and why it works when it's works


Just a suggestion at this time:

A combination of koi and grass carp should work. The koi can go at the duckweed while the carp can go at the other things in the pond.


Mary Lu will start the plants in pots before they will be placed in the ponds, these are:

  • Daylilies
  • and other plants

And try to get them in the middle of the pond.


Try to do the same like in 2016.


Use nibbers like in 2016.

Equipment Needed

  • Kayak
  • Pond aerator (need to be found)
  • Net
  • Nibblers