Pond Management Best Practices

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5 Surprising Ways to Prolong Your Pond’s Retirement

November 19th, 2020

Written by Gavin Ferris, Ecologist AS SEEN IN National Community Association Institute’s (CAI) publication, Common Ground The very first fish I remember catching was a bullhead catfish. It was in a small pond in my grandparents’ HOA community that is still there today. Well, sort of. Though the pond had once been deep enough for fishing […]

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Top 5 Pond Management Articles of 2020

November 9th, 2020

The days have been slow, but the year has gone by fast! As we round out 2020, let’s take a look at the year’s most popular educational articles. Take a peek (or refresh your memory) with our top five, which cover all things aeration, toxic algae, shoreline erosion and the importance of lakes and ponds […]

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Top 5 Rules for Pond Management

November 4th, 2020

Written by Greg Blackham, Aquatic Specialist AS SEEN IN Parks and Rec Business publication. Whether you’ve recently stepped into a new role as a community manager or parks manager, or simply decided to turn more attention to the aesthetic needs of your facilities, there’s a good chance your responsibilities include overseeing a lake or stormwater […]

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The 3 Questions to Ask When It Comes to Invasive Aquatic Weeds

October 22nd, 2020

By Jason Luce, Lake Management Scientist Throughout history, humans have always been drawn to water. Each of us undoubtedly has positive memories centered around a lake, pond or river. After all, these resources have forever played an important role in the health, happiness and functionality of our communities by serving as sources of food, drinking […]

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The State of Applied Lake Management: An Expert’s Perspective

August 18th, 2020

Written by industry expert Marc Bellaud, Director of Technical Services As seen in Lakeline Magazine, a publication of the North America Lake Management Society (NALMS). NALMS’ mission is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow. Founded in Portland, Maine in […]

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4 Proactive Lake and Pond Management Tips to Help Manage Midges

July 7th, 2020

Written by: Sam Sardes, Weed Science Director, Certified Lake Professional Summer brings beautiful weather for most of the country, but with the joys of warmer temperatures, we should prepare for our six-legged, winged friends: midges. Midges are an important part of the aquatic food web as many fish rely on them as a primary food […]

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Nutrient Loading May be Fueling Toxic Algae in Your Community

June 24th, 2020

Written by industry expert Marc Bellaud, President Is it alarmist to refer to nutrient loading as a growing dilemma that is threatening our waterways? Not if you work in the lake and pond management industry or have a passion for preserving our aquatic resources. As an Aquatic Biologist who has managed water resources for more […]

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Debunking Common Aquatic Herbicide Misconceptions: Glyphosate

June 19th, 2020

Written by industry expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist and Senior Business Development Consultant One of the most common questions asked by clients is whether the products that we use to control aquatic weeds and algae in their waterbodies are “safe.” These concerns have become considerably more widespread in light of the recent controversies surrounding the […]

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6 Tips to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

June 11th, 2020

With increased travel and recreation each summer comes the rise of invasive species. Invasive species are plants and wildlife that were introduced to an area that is outside of their natural range of dispersal. Though these invaders are not inherently bad, the general lack of natural competition or predators in our lakes, ponds and wetlands […]

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Protect Essential Water Resources in Our Communities

March 23rd, 2020

In addition to serving as a space for peace and natural solitude in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19), our lakes, ponds and wetlands are an investment. One of the best ways to enjoy and protect these essential resources is by ensuring the progress you have made towards your freshwater goals is not reversed. Ongoing proactive […]

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