Pond Management Best Practices

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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 […]

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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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Case Study: Shoreline Restoration With Erosion Control Technology

January 21st, 2020

Industrial businesses can affect communities in very positive ways; however, there are exceptions. Certain business practices can have a negative environmental impact on our communities. This was the case for one Florida Keys community. Due to the actions of a nearby blasting company, 5-7 ft of their lake’s bank eroded away. Luckily, SOLitude Lake Management […]

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Top 10 Pond Management Articles of 2019… Hint, #1 is Slimy & Toxic!

January 7th, 2020

That’s a wrap! What a year it has been. In honor of the new year, we gathered all of our educational articles and picked the top 10 most-viewed of 2019. Read our most popular articles covering toxic algae, aquatic weed control, fisheries and wildlife management and new innovations and technologies. 10. What We Can Learn […]

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Benefits of Professional, In-House Water Quality Testing Labs

December 10th, 2019

Written by Sam Sardes, Laboratory Manager and Weed Science Director If you were sick, would you perform an at-home blood test or would you count on an experienced medical professional? Most of us would choose the expertise of a doctor or nurse. Water quality testing should be viewed in the same vein. Picturesque lakes and […]

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Choose a Perfect Lake & Pond Aeration System with Bathymetric Mapping

December 3rd, 2019

One of the great tools in a lake manager’s tool box is the use of submersed aeration. Sub­mersed lake and pond aeration adds oxy­gen directly into the water column and involves the mixing of water to increase exposure to atmospheric oxygen, thus, decreasing harmful gases like hydrogen sulfide with in the waterbody. This proactive management […]

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6 Tips to Maximize the Efficiency of Your Stormwater Facility

November 7th, 2019

Written by Greg Blackham, Aquatic Specialist  As the growing season comes to an end, this is the perfect time to think about having your stormwater pond or management facility inspected, and scheduling for any necessary maintenance or repairs. Sediment removal, pipe repair and other remediation efforts can all be done in the off season to […]

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The Pond Management “Do-It-Yourself” Dilemma

October 15th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Gavin Ferris, Ecologist  Pond management experts are rarely asked to visit a lake or stormwater pond that is in good health. Though it is not a responsible practice, many property managers don’t call us until significant water quality problems have already appeared. I remember the first pond I was called to […]

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