Comite Resources was recently noted in NOLA.com, regarding the creation of a man-made floating marsh that will assist cleaning ponds in the Covington area, contaminated by storm water runoff. Gary Shaffer stated,”While water quality tests are in only the early stages, the pond has become much clearer with a huge reduction in turbidity. In addition, the frames are full of minnows and juvenile fish, which greatly improve the ecosystem function of the pond.”
“Maidencane is a good plant for this purpose. The roots grow about 20 inches deep and suck up the excess nutrients in the water and help clean the pond,” Shaffer said. “As an added benefit, the structure also becomes a huge refuge for small fish and other species.”
Comite Resources is a portfolio company of Manti Resources.