Stormwater BMPs

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Back to Basics: Monitoring the Structure of Your Stormwater Pond

January 19th, 2021

Written by: Shannon Junior, Ecologist & Sr. Business Development Consultant Lakes and ponds can be amazing focal points of our communities. People are innately drawn to water, and local waterbodies create natural spaces to enjoy a morning run, an afternoon walk with the dog, or a neighborhood social event. Many communities that I work with […]

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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 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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4 Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Your Stormwater Pond

September 14th, 2020

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), approximately 40% of the American population lives within coastal counties in 2015. This coincides with a 40% population increase in these same coastal counties from 1970 to 2010, in an area which makes up only 10% of the country’s total land mass. As anyone living along […]

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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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Case Study: Eradicating Invasive Floating Heart with ProcellaCOR

January 14th, 2020

Controlling nuisance weeds and invasive pond plants can be challenging and, in many cases, herbicides are the most effective long-term solution. When properly applied by licensed professionals, EPA-registered herbicides can be invaluable tools for safe, fast and cost-effective aquatic plant management. A community was grateful for a new highly-selective herbicide option called ProcellaCOR after struggling […]

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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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What Exactly Is Stormwater Runoff?

October 9th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Jason Luce, Lake Management Scientist Have you ever wondered what happens to a single drop of water when it rains? Depending upon where you live, that drop of water may land on the ground and seep into the soil or it may land on a leaf and evaporate back into the […]

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Utilize Buffer Zones as a Preventative Pond Maintenance Tool

June 4th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Daniel Hood, Wildlife & Fisheries Scientist I have always been a fan of Benjamin Franklin’s saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Lake and pond management is a perfect example of this advice; preventing water quality problems at their source is often the most effective measure to […]

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Stormwater Management in HOAs and Community Associations

May 17th, 2018

AS SEEN IN WMCCAI May 2018 issue of Quorum Magazine: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist  For Community Managers, adding a new property to the portfolio can be both exciting and stressful. Ideally, the community will have an experienced Board that gets along well and supports a common agenda. The developer or the […]

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