Synopsis: Whether you are a lake manager or a lake resident, an ecologist or an engineer, this online course is for you. 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.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM
End Time: Friday, October 23, 2020 2:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Suzanne Hills
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7234
Additional Information:

This course will teach you how to evaluate what is needed to properly protect, manage and restore your pond, lake or reservoir. You will receive detailed instructions, including numerous case-study examples, of commonly implemented lake and pond restoration and management techniques. The interactive nature of the course will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the specific issues and problems impacting the condition of their waterbody.


  • Overview of Ecology of Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs
  • How to Design and Get the Most Out of a Water Quality Monitoring Program
  • Implementation of a Lake Restoration Plan
  • Identification of Invasive Aquatic Weeds and Nuisance Algae
  • Harmful Algae Blooms; Identifying, Preventing and Mitigating HABs
  • IPM Strategies - Proper Selection and Use of Algaecide and Herbicides
  • IPM Approach to the Integration of Pesticide Alternative Physical, Mechanical, Biological Techniques in the Control and Management of Algae and Aquatic Weeds
  • Design and Implementation of a Dredging Project
  • Aeration System Alternatives
  • Floating Wetland Islands
  • Selection and Application of Nutrient Inactivants (Alum PACl and PhosLock)
  • Aquascaping Your Shoreline to Increase Resiliency, Habitat Quality and Aesthetics
  • Maximizing Your Recreational Fishery
  • Management Strategies for Controlling Canada Geese
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public