Synopsis: This online class is meant for pond owners, pond managers, landscape architects, engineers, and anyone involved with the design, management, or maintenance of ponds! Class will be held on July 14-15, 2020 from 8:15am - 12:15pm.
Start Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:15 AM
End Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:15 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
Contact Email:
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! 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.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public