The scaffold housing prototype was developed as an inexpensive way to deploy the scaffolds in contaminated bodies of slowly flowing stormwater, like stormwater detention ponds, farm ponds, or catch basins. It consists of materials sourced from Walmart, and only costs $3.12 for new materials for a full sized housing. The main body is a block of floral foam with notches routed in it to allow for the insertion of hair clips, which loosely hold the scaffolds. The whole housing is then enveloped in a section of cloth from a men’s extra-large t-shirt sleeve to prevent fish from eating the scaffolds and to keep all materials contained (not pictured).
- Paige Brown