In 2006, as part of Furman's "Year of the Environment" campaign, the university dedicated itself to improving the environmental quality of the Furman Lake and its surroundings. The lake, also known as "Swan Lake", was one of the first features constructed on the new campus in the mid-1950's, when the university moved from its downtown location. The lake is being used as a living laboratory to study the effects of the restoration effort on the water quality and ecological integrity of the lake system. Long-term studies of waterfowl populations, water chemistry, and bacterial levels are overseen by faculty in the Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences Departments.
Browse The Furman Lake Restoration Project Collections:
Furman Lake Restoration Book Gallery