The Lacawac Sanctuary where the consortium will be based (Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli, via Flickr)
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Lacawac Sanctuary a grant for the construction of a new lab for water quality research, according to the Times-Tribune. The $329,094 grant will also support additions to the sanctuary’s visitor’s center.
The sanctuary will get a new water purification system and its lab will obtain an instrument for measuring phytoplankton, as well as a new spectrophotometer. Overall, the new construction projects will add to the sanctuary’s appeal to researchers from around the world.
The sanctuary holds one of the United States’ most pristine lakes, Lake Lacawac, which was created by glaciers and has seen minimal human contact. It attracts prominent researchers, and officials say the improvements will help meet their needs.
Image: The Lacawac Sanctuary (Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli, via Flickr)