The RCE Water Resources Program has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to explore options for reducing pollution in the Barnegat Bay.
This study looks at how well subsurface gravel wetlands (SGWs) can reduce nitrogen in stormwater. These SGWs have the potential to be a strong tool in improving the health of the Barnegat Bay and the larger New Jersey area.
A SGW mimics a typical wetland that can be found throughout New Jersey's shores and low lying areas. The study included the placement of SGWs in existing detention basins to treat stormwater for contaminants while mitigating stormwater. These SGWs also have the added benefit of providing wildlife habitat.
By: Robert Brown, Intern