OMNNI worked closely with the Wisconsin DNR, Winnebago County, the City of Menasha and a forestry consultant to remediate a contaminated site in Menasha using phytoremediation. The site was once a former drum recycling operation.
Phytoremediation is a cost-effective “green” technology that uses plants to assist in the clean up of contaminated soils and groundwater.
OMNNI was able to procure $140,000 in grants and matching funds from the Wisconsin DNR to conduct the site investigation. Hybrid Poplar, Cottonwood and Aspen trees have been planted across the site to remediate the soil and groundwater contamination.
2009 Innovations in Urban Forestry Award, Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council