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

DIY Lake and Pond Probiotics

Although bacteria and enzyme products have been used by lake and pond managers for years, recent research and development has identified and developed strains of bacteria and enzymes that are much more effective than their former . We began using[...]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by J. Cricket Read More

love your lakes: remove acidity with lime application

Adding pulverized agricultural lime is the leading remedy for soft (low alkalinity, low hardnessacidic water lakes and is the most overlooked lake management activity in this region. Our soils are often naturally acidic, and along with acidic[...]

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Record Heat Contributes to Fish Kills

Record heat during the summer months has created the warmest lake and pond water we’ve seen this early in the season.

Lakes and ponds are suffering right now!

We have already had to clean up fish kills in several locations. Hot water simply[...]

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Controlling Geese Populations Around Lakes and Ponds

Migratory geese are elegant, charming creatures. Their brief visits during fall and winter make them very manageable. However, migratory goose populations are declining and resident populations of geese are increasing. Protected by law, having[...]

Posted on July 23, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Tempering Fish

In order for your fish to adapt to their new environment, it's important to adjust the temperature of the water your fish currently reside before releasing or transferring them. This avoids shock from sudden changes in temperature or water[...]

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

The Benefit of Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout won't survive summers in most North Carolina lakes and ponds, unless they are in the mountains. Trout require very high levels of dissolved oxygen. Our warm water temperatures during summer won't hold enough oxygen, plus the warm[...]

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Muskrat control without trapping

Through our lake and pond management activities we frequently face nuisance muskrat problems. Specifically in residential neighborhoods and business campuses, trapping muskrats can be a public relations nightmare. 

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More

Lakes and Ponds Soothe The Soul

My favorite magazine, Pond Bossis edited by my ole friend Bob Lusk, who owns a lake management company in Texas. I recall an issue back in 2012 that had a great article entitled “Drowning Worms”, written by Beth Lahaie. I highly recommend the[...]

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Johnny Foster Read More