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Lake Management

Course Code: EW0301CA15

Lake Management Training

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Last Held: November 6-7, 2014
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check in time on Day 1: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD.


Whether you are a lake manager or a lake resident, an ecologist or an engineer, this popular two-day course is for you. From small ponds to large lakes, drinking water reservoirs to fishing lakes, if you want your lake and watershed management efforts to be successful you need a technically sound foundation. This course will give you the training needed to properly investigate and diagnose lake quality problems and to develop and implement cost-effective, restoration measures.

Recently redesigned and updated, this course will teach you how to evaluate what is needed to properly protect, manage and restore your pond, lake or reservoir. Professionals will guide you through the benefits and pitfalls of all of the most commonly implemented lake and pond management measures. The new, interactive nature of the course will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the specific issues and problems impacting the condition of their waterbody. The course also provides for "hands-on" problem solving and the in-class application of the featured course topics.


DAY ONE: November 6, 2014

  • Overview of Ecology of Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Implementation of a Lake Restoration Plan
  • Identification of Invasive Aquatic Weeds and Nuisance Algae
  • IPM Strategies – Proper Selection and Use of Algaecide and Herbicides
  • IPM Strategies – Physical and Biological Non-Algaecide/Herbicide Techniques

DAY TWO: November 7, 2014

  • Silt and Erosion Problem Solving
  • Design of Aeration System
  • Implementation of a Dredging Project
  • Aquascaping, Shoreline Stabilization and Lakeside Buffers
  • Maximizing Your Recreational Fishery
  • Management Strategies for Controlling Canada Geese
  • Interactive Group Problem Solving

Unable to attend both days? Take a moment to review the featured topics above and register for the one-day only option with your registration. Be sure to specify Thursday, November 6 or Friday, November 7!

Meet the instructors of Lake Management

Professional Certification Credits

The November 6-7, 2014 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

  • NJ Pesticide Applicators: Day 1 – 4 credits in 13 (IPM in Schools), 12 credits in 5 (Aquatic), 2 credits in 6B (Right-Of-Way) and 2 credits in CORE (Basic Safety and Handling). Day 2 – 1 credit in 3A (Ornamentals), 1 credit in 3B (Turf), 10 credits in 5 (Aquatic) and 2 credits in 6B (Right-Of-Way).

  • NY Pesticide Applicators: Day 1 – 5 credits in 5A, Day 2 – 3 credits in 5A, 1 credit in 5C

  • DE Pesticide Applicators: 4 credits in 5A (Aquatic)

  • MD Pesticide Applicators: 6 credits in 5 (Aquatic), 6 credits in 10 (Demonstration and Research)

  • PA Pesticide Applicators: 6 credits in PC (Private Category), 4 credits in 09 (Aquatic Pest Control), 8 credits in 18 (Demonstration and Research), 8 credits in 23 (Parks/School Pest Control)

  • NALMS Certified Lake Managers/Professionals: 1.2 CEUs

  • NJ Water/Wastewater License Holders: 6 TCHs

  • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits: 15 hours

  • Landscape Architect (NYS): 14 hr CL

  • NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 5 Technical, 3 Management, 2 Government

  • ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 12.50 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

  • NJ Professional Engineers: 12 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

  • NY Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors: 11 PDHs (Day 1 = 6 PDHs, Day 2 = 5 PDHs).
    **Note: (If person has taken Pond Management, only Day 2 credits will be accepted for this course.**

  • Certified Wildlife Biologist: The Wildlife Society allows a maximum of 12 contact hours in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in the Lake Management short course.

  • Golf Course Superintendents (GCSAA): Pending


Registration Fee
One Day Only TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Duke Farms
1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.


Faculty Coordinator:

Dr. Stephen Souza is the President of Princeton Hydro, LLC and has 20 years experience managing and restoring lakes, including extensive work with lake associations. He is the Past President of the North American Lake Management Society, an ad-hoc member of the State's Lake Advisory Task Force and the Past President of the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society.

Additional Instruction:

Mark Gallagher is the Vice President of Princeton Hydro, LLC. He brings to this course over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of lake and pond aquascaping planting plans that have been implemented at golf courses, private and public lakes, stormwater quality management facilities, and public parks and recreational areas throughout the northeast and middle Atlantic States. He is also exceptionally experienced in State and Federal permit requirements for such projects.

Geoffrey Goll, P.E., is a licensed professional engineer in a number of states in the northeast. He has over 15 years of experience in the restoration of lakes, including numerous large-scale dredging and dam restoration projects. His background encompasses soils, stormwater management, hydrology, environmental assessments, and environmental permitting.

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