Overseeing a lake or stormwater pond is an important responsibility. However, the task can be intimidating. As a community or parks manager, you must maintain a healthy ecosystem and keep the area safe for the people who enjoy spending time there.
Every body of water requires its unique management plan. There are some general rules that you can follow, though. See below for some rules and tips for pond management.
Monitor the Vegetation
One of the most important aspects of a healthy shoreline is the surrounding vegetation. Utilizing native flowers and grasses helps buffer the shoreline from erosion and keeps out pollution. Some common species you might consider are cardinal flowers, blue-flag irises and pickerelweed.
Vegetation is essential, but you must also ensure the shoreline does not get overgrown by invasive flora. Allowing trees and brushes to overrun the shore can destroy the natural ecosystem, so make sure you …