Synopsis: 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.
Start Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:30 AM
End Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Duke Farms
City, State, Country: Hillsborough, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0315ca.html
Contact Name: Suzanne Hills
Contact Email: suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7234
Additional Information:

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.

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!

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public