Beavers can be a maintenance nightmare in stormwater retention ponds

Tom PullaroBlog

Beaver debris piled up around riser structure Beavers are often referred to as, “Nature’s little engineers,” but if you own or manage a stormwater retention pond, you do not want them taking up residence at your facility.  The first time I saw beaver damage around a riser in a stormwater retention pond I was completely amazed at the amount of material they can move around in order to stop the flow of water.  Left unattended, beavers will pile significant amounts … Read More

Customize, customize, and customize your pond management program!

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Pond Management, Underground Systems & Vac-Truck Services

Are you responsible for the maintenance of stormwater ponds, wetlands, bio-retention systems or other BMPs? Each of these, in their own ways, can be liabilities and maintenance nightmares. Retention ponds or BMPs come in a variety of shapes, types and sizes. They are not all equally properly constructed or well designed. Some ponds are hidden in the back of properties; some are focal points of the property. The retention ponds located in municipalities with strict maintenance and inspection requirements have … Read More

What’s a stormwater BMP???!!

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Pond Management, Sand Filter Services, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Underground Systems & Vac-Truck Services

What’s a stormwater BMP? ( or retention pond, constructed wetland, bio-retention system…) I get this question all the time: “What is it that you do?” My answer has varied over the last several years: Answer #1: “Ecological Solutions provides compliance services to BMPs.” This has been followed by the pause and the follow up question of “What is a BMP and why do you need BMP compliance?” Great conversation starter, but often a long winded answer. Answer #2: We work … Read More