Water Quality/Nutrient Remediation

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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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Back to Basics: Nanobubbles vs. Fountains vs. Aeration

September 10th, 2020

AS SEEN IN Community Association Institute (CAI) Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley. Oxygen is essential to life, including the desirable life that lives below the surface of our lakes and ponds. When pollution, invasive aquatic weed growth and nuisance algae blooms cover the surface of the water, this prevents dissolved oxygen, or DO, from reaching the […]

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Back to Basics: Consider the Rule of Three to Restore Balance

August 28th, 2020

Written by Erin Stewart, Aquatic Biologist & Regional Manager and Katelyn Behounek, Aquatic Biologist When developing a management plan for a lake or pond, it is important to keep its purpose and priorities in mind. Is it strictly aesthetic? Is it used for fishing or recreation? Maybe it facilitates irrigation, drinking water, fire suppression or […]

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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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How Data Collection Helps Build Successful Management Plans

August 13th, 2020

Lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management is a complex field full of surprising puzzles and never-ending challenges. Effective management of our water resources depends on many different factors, making it critically important to understand the unique characteristics of your waterbody and identify how these elements can change over time. This is where data comes […]

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Managing a Rare Algae Species By Improving Water Quality

July 30th, 2020

Written by Robert Truax, Environmental Scientist This property is a community located in the greater Scottsdale, AZ area. The community lies within the Indian Bend Wash, an oasis of parks, waterbodies, paths and golf courses traversing 11 miles through the heart of Scottsdale. As a master planned community, it boasts and demands a premium level […]

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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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6 Tips to Protect Your Community from Deadly Toxic Algae

April 16th, 2020

Though coronavirus currently dominates news headlines, another dangerous threat is growing. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) become more abundant in our community lakes, ponds and drinking water reservoirs each year as temperatures rise over the spring and summer. In addition to causing skin rashes, liver and kidney damage, nervous system problems, and respiratory complications, the toxins […]

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