New Fountain Display at Gaede's Pond
Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2011 17:12
Notice anything different about Hobart Hall's Gaede's Pond?
The small body of water just outside of Hobart Hall has undergone a few changes. Since the beginning of the Fall semester, plenty of algae build-up had been covering the pond, making it an unpleasant welcome to the visitors of William Paterson University.
So, WPU maintenance workers set out to beautify the pond in a campus beautification trend that started with planting daffodils in the University Commons. Louis Poandl, head of plant operations, has been overseeing the work Poandl wants to welcome more visitors and make them want to come back.
The project, which started early in the semester, includes running electricity into the pond and installing two fountains. The fountains spray water for 24 hours and are illuminated by amber light at night.
"We installed the fountains primarily for cleanliness," said Poandl, adding that "we are going to start thinning weeds, especially around the highway [Pompton Road] for a welcoming to the campus."
Natalie Port, a PR student who spends most of her time at Hobart Hall, said "I've noticed the change in the pond and it is much more pleasant to walk by going to class in the mornings; they are really starting to show concern for our outdated communication building."