Biomatrix Water was funded by Galen Fulford, Michael Shaw and Lisa Shaw in 2008. The idea is to create versatile and modular floating wetlands to restore river and canals.
The Biomatrix design consists of a base of recyclable plastic and stainless steel that is designed to last 50 to 100 years. It is secured to posts along the bank or anchored below, allowing it to rise and fall with the water level. To jump-start the restoration process, it is planted with native water plants. Over time, the floating nurseries are colonized by wild plants that take advantage of this new waterfront. They provide much-needed shelter for fish, waterfowl, and birds.