The Ampenan River Park
In Indonesia, a locally lead team is bringing a hydro-solar powered trash wheel to the Jangkuk River in Lombok- the island’s largest river located 200 meters from the Indian Ocean. The trash wheel was created by U.S. company Clearwater Mills and has proven to be a resounding success in Baltimore, Maryland – where it has intercepted over 354 tons of trash flowing in Jones Falls River from emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.
Our aim is to revitalize the riverbed in Ampenan, Lombok, into a natural river park – creating a community hub of recreation and business, using the sustainable technology of the waterwheel trash interceptor to clean the river and keep the trash from flowing into the ocean. We are modeling our vision off of the proven success in Baltimore, where their Inner Harbor has been revitalized as a place of community and tourism, while providing education, awareness, and stewardship of their waterways.