Success Stories and Case Studies | Public and Private Schools
Keeping your lakes, ponds and fisheries ecologically balanced and looking beautiful isn’t a one-time job. It requires consistent care by highly trained lake management professionals. If you wait until a problem reveals itself to take action, chances are you’ll always be playing catch-up, which is why SOLitude believes in proactive management plans to help keep water quality issues from occurring.
Below are case studies highlighting a few of our success stories involving annual management programs.
Managing Southern Naiad in School Lake | Madison, VA
This property is a prestigious, all-male boarding school that is attended by students from all over the world. The school is known for its impressive recreational amenities, such as a golf course, numerous sports fields, several swimming pools, as well as boating and fishing lakes.
The project included the removal of Najas guadalupensis (Southern naiad), which were impacting recreational use of the waterbody, as well as clogging the irrigation intake.
Removing Organic Material in Campus Pond | Beverly, MA
This college contains two ponds in the center of their campus. The first pond is separated by a student bridge, giving the appearance of two ponds – North and South Pond.
These three campus ponds had been continually diminishing due to the bioaccumulation of nearby leaf debris and aquatic vegetation. Due to a large amount of detritus, (leaf litter, decaying organic matter, and woody debris) found in a pre-management survey, SOLitude recommended a hydro-rake management program. This program was designed to restore the benthic layer of these ponds to increase water column depth, increase habitat value, improve water quality, and increase the flood retention capabilities of the pond.