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Pond Design, Management and Maintenance

Course Code: EW0315CA18

Pond Design, Pond Management, and Pond Maintenance

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 20, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Next offering tentatively planned for April 2019. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.

Description

This one-day class is meant for pond owners, pond managers, landscape architects, engineers … and anyone involved with the design, management or maintenance of ponds! It is structured to help you make the proper decisions regarding the appearance, function or up-keep of your pond.

Starting with design, learn how to build a pond, including the construction of embankments and dams and the selection and installation of liners. You will also learn how to create and maintain a stable shoreline, create and aquascape littoral benches, and optimize habitat for fish and aquatic wildlife.

"Pond Design is a helpful course because it provides practical recommendations based on factors including product and installation costs, likely failures, and recommended maintenance."

- Katherine E. Childers, E.I.T.
Maser Consulting P.A.
Hamilton, NJ

In terms of the long-term maintenance of ponds – whether constructed for stormwater, irrigation, fishing or aesthetic purposes – learn how to:

  • Properly select, use and apply aquatic pesticides to control invasive aquatic weeds and algae;

  • Make use of non-pesticide, environmentally friendly techniques to control invasive aquatic weeds and algae;

  • Design and implement a dredging project, including the proper navigation of the environmental rules and regulations; and,

  • Correctly select, size and install various types of aeration systems.

Additionally, discover new ways to maximize the aesthetics and wildlife attributes of your pond using aquascaping and bioengineering techniques! This innovative approach combines landscaping and evolving engineering solutions to correct eroded shorelines, create and maintain stable and attractive vegetative shorelines, and integrate native, non-invasive, easy to maintain, and attractive plant species into the design of new ponds or the retrofit of existing ponds. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Establishment and enhancement of fish habitat;

  • Stabilization of undercut and failing pond embankments;

  • Creation of buffers for nutrient and pollutant removal; and,

  • Implementation of vegetative strategies to control Canada geese.

Additional focus is placed on the management of stormwater basins with respect to MS4 compliance requirements. This will cover inspections, maintenance, repair/enhancement and reporting/record keeping.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to design and construct new ponds and/or improve upon the appearance and function of existing small water bodies with the installation of embankments and dams. They will also be able to create and/or maintain stable shorelines and establish fish and vegetative habitats for continued up-keep.

Meet the Instructors

Related Resource: View Water Quality Fact Sheets & Bulletins from the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Recertification Credits: 

The April 20, 2018 offering of this course has been 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.

In addition to 0.7 Rutgers CEUs, this pond design course has been submitted for the following credits:

Pesticide Applicators
• New Jersey – 8 units in 5 (Aquatic)
• New York – 3 credits in 5a Aquatic Vegetation
• Pennsylvania – 4 credits in PC, 4 credits in Cat 09, 4 credits in Cat 18, 4 credits in Cat 23
• Maryland – 8 credits in 5 (Aquatic)
• Delaware – 3 credits in 5A (Aquatic)

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) – 7.25 credits

NY Landscape Architects – 7 hours CL

NJ Landscape Architects/Land Surveyors: 7.5 hours

GCSAA – 0.7 Education Points

Certified Public Works Managers – 3 Technical, 3 Management

Society of American Foresters – 6.75 CFEs in Category 1

NJ Professional Engineers - 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

NALMS' Certified Lake Manager/Certified Lake Professionals Program - 0.7 CEUs

NJ Water & Wastewater License Holders: 6.5 TCHs

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 7.25 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Course Instructors

Faculty Coordinator:

Stephen Souza, Lake Management Course Instructor

Dr. Stephen Souza, Founder of Princeton Hydro, LLC, has over 30 years of experience managing and restoring lakes, ponds and reservoirs. He works extensively with lake associations, municipal public works, and drinking water purveyors in the management and restoration of waterbodies ranging in size from less than 1 acre to 3,000 acres. He is the Past President of the North American Lake Management Society and the Past President of the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society. He is also a certified Category V applicator in NJ, NY and DE.

Fees

Early Registration Fee

TBD

 

Registration Fee

TBD

 

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

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.

Location

We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Duke Farms
1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Directions

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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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234

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 educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.