This pond was thick with debris from the surrounding woodland and had lost its original luster as a swimming pond in the 1940s! GJL suction-harvested the debris, with help from Cooper Ponds. Some of the organic matter and stone found on-site were used to create a planting bed adjacent to the pond, easing the transition from land the water. Stepping stones through a native bog garden creates access to the newly swimmable pond, and the aquatic plants will also continue to filter and purify the water over time.