Conference Persuades Pond Professionals to Upgrade Stormwater Functions

In South Carolina, a conference on the most up-to-date practices for managing stormwater ponds motivated lake and pond professionals to make impressive, on-the-ground improvements. A survey completed six months later found that 75 percent of respondents have applied what they learned to improve pond functioning.

One community used a dredging technique presented at the conference, another community is better managing their wading bird rookery, and several others established shorescaping, which adds planted pond edges to control erosion and filter stormwater.

The ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, Beaufort County, the nonprofit Neighbors for Clean Water, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium worked together to coordinate the conference.

More Information: Ace Basin Reserve

Partners: ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, Beaufort County, Neighbors for Clean Water, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

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