the 2018 Pond Clinic

Join the Foster Lake staff at a super cool pond event. Hosted by the Durham, Orange and Wake Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the 2018 Pond Clinic is an opportunity to learn more about ponds and their management. If you own a farm or are[...]

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Johnny Foster Read More

Hurricane preparedness for lake and pond owners

“Prepare for the worse and hope for the best”.

Due to the number of calls we’ve had from customers and clients asking for advice on preparing for hurricanes, we are providing some general comments. Specific recommendations depend upon the[...]

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Aeration choices for lakes and ponds

(Bear with us, this is a long one - but extremely informative for those with pond fountains or contemplating the purchase.)

I’ve never seen a lake or pond that did not benefit enormously from aeration. In fact, aeration is the one expense that[...]

Posted on September 01, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Pond Boss Conference & Expo: a weekend of fishing and fun

What do you get when you combine a fishing tournament with a banquet dinner / silent auction on the beautiful Lake Conroe?

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

New Law will Affect Many North Carolina Lake Dam Owners

“The Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, signed into law on September 20, 2014, requires all owners of high and intermediate hazard dams to submit Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Cyanobacteria… What?!

Until recently, this surface film was considered a form of “blue-green algae”. Blue-green algae are actually classified as bacteria and are correctly called cyanobacteria. As bacteria, they are mobile and can rise and sink through the water[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Ever Seen a Freshwater Jelly?

Chad, one of our Service Managers with 25 years of lake management experience, took this interesting photograph of freshwater jellyfish at a lake he was working on this week. There were quite a few of the jellyfish and he said they looked a[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Pond Boss Magazine turns 25!

Anyone with an inkling of passion for lake and pond management would thoroughly enjoy reading “Pond Boss” magazine. It is folksy and fun to read while being incredibly informational. I read every issue cover to cover, not so much because I don’t[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

I am so very thankful

I Am So Very ThankfulFor God's blessings make everything else that I'm thankful for possible.For loved ones that are truly good, well-adjusted people.For Foster Lake & Pond Management team members who are honest, committed, hard-working people[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Hot Topic: Stormwater management

Stormwater runoff from streets, parking areas, roofs and other impervious surfaces has been identified as one of the major sources of pollution in North Carolina streams and lakes.

What to do about this Stormwater runoff?

State and local[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More