In spring of 2008, work began to convert the Langerdale Retention basin from this:
to this, a new wetland in one of Cleveland's inner-ring suburbs (click here to see a larger version
Beginning the dig
Taking out the old...
to put in the new (light grey horizontal stripes are the new weirs)
weir, a little closer.
13 weirs from north to south
even without roots to filter it, the water in the last ponds is clearer than that in the first ones
Biohabitats and Hovancsek staff check a middle weir where storm drainage from Green Road enters the system
and our first new residents check out pond #1
Four years later, summer 2012: