|Crews to build mini Russian River in SR
This week, a crew of “pond guys and gals” from all over Sonoma County and way beyond have descended upon the Children’s Museum to construct a miniature Russian River complete with headwaters, water falls, natural streambed, pond and marsh wetland.
Aquascape Inc., the Illinois company spearheading the installation, is North America’s leading innovator in the water gardening industry. Aquascape invented the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond that is the No. 1 contractor-installed water garden.
The Russian River is a cornerstone exhibit within “Mary’s Garden,” an outdoor nature education space at the Children’s Museum. A primary message for visitors to Mary's Garden is that natural resources are both beautiful and connected to lives.
Collette Michaud, CEO, said, “I’m excited to be partnering with Aquascape on this exhibit because they are leaders in their industry. They also have a wonderful appreciation of Sonoma County’s ecosystem and are excited to recreate it for our young visitors.”
The Russian River Exhibit will build visitors’ knowledge of sustainability, water management and recycling.