The Furman University Lake Restoration Project is a tangible example of Furman's sincere commitment to environmental sustainability. Also known as "Swan Lake", this beautiful campus centerpiece  was constructed in the mid 1950's and was used for a variety of recreational activities for years.  However, like many man-made impoundments, the water quality declined and recreation was prohibited.  Since 2006, the university has implemented a variety of changes designed to improve the quality of the entire lake environment.  In keeping with Furman's tradition of engaged learning, students and faculty use the lake as a living laboratory to study the effects of restoration efforts on water and habitat quality.  This site describes the problems, goals, and progress of the Lake Restoration Project.  We will also include a description of the plants and design elements for those who would like to replicate these efforts.

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