UMass dredged the Campus Pond last month
UMass Landscape Architecture students have set up a living laboratory on North Pleasant Street near the Bertucci's parking lot directly across from Kendrick Park to demonstrate a simple solution to the storm water run off that oozes into Tan Brook and then dumps into the UMass campus pond.
Plants can provide natural water filtration
Some plants actually like yucky gray water and by planting them in the flow path of Tan Brook they would naturally absorb some of the pollutants before they do damage to the pond.
The space required is pretty minimal, as little as five square feet. A series of these green patches could be planted along the path of the underground brook, brightening our downtown street scape while improving the environment.
Balloons on Kendrick Park above Tan Brook represent the Campus Pond