Pond Management Best Practices

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SOLitude Lake Management Offers Tips to Prevent Toxic Algae Blooms

April 14th, 2021

Lakes, ponds, and reservoirs can provide drinking water, irrigation, and space for year-round recreation, but it’s common for these waterbodies to develop algae blooms, especially during the heat of the summer. While many species of pond algae are harmless, Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are becoming more prevalent as a result of increased nutrient runoff from […]

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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 Lake & 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 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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