Dredging and Shoreline Restoration 101

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Over time, ponds and lakes can fill in with dead vegetation, fish debris, organic sediments and silt.  An aging pond can become compacted with silt to the point of losing depth of several inches every couple of years depending on the slopes, drainage and runoff situations located nearby.  Dredging is the standard remediation, but that can be costly and damaging.  Unfortunately, doing nothing is not an option, because over time the pond can essentially strangle itself out of existence.  Since silt adds no nutritional value … Read More

Got Erosion?

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  Coir logs and wetland plants can be an extremely effective control for shoreline erosion.  Whether the erosion is from wind and wave action in the pond or lack of vegetative cover at the edge – the water will eat away at the shoreline causing it to erode.  This shoreline remediation project recently designed and completed by Dragonfly Pond Works in Wilmington is simplistic yet effective solution. Coir logs are woven fibers derived from ripe coconut husks.  This fiber is strong … Read More

CAI Annual Conference and Expo April 2016

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What a wonderful atmosphere for learning and networking at the CAI Annual Conference and Expo in Greensboro, NC!   We had a great time introducing Dragonfly Pond Works and educating HOA members and property management companies about our passion for what we do.  Left to right – Mick Ribault, President; Thomas Moore, Maintenance Supervisor; and introducing a new team member Bryan Wallace, Western Regional Sales Manager located in Charlotte, NC.

Dry Pond Rescue & Management

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  This is the original view at Wilkinson Park Business Center in Charlotte as we came upon the site – a dry pond that was terribly overgrown and completely unmanaged. Unfortunately it became an inadvertent catch-all for trash, road debris and insects.  The overgrowth not only traps garbage, it also strangles the ability of the dry pond to function as intended by blocking the drain access, increasing the time it takes for water to dissipate.   By removal of the … Read More

Dragonfly Opens Charlotte Office

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Dragonfly Opens Charlotte Office to handle the growing need of turn key lake and pond management and repair. Bryan Wallace has been managing lakes and ponds in the Charlotte area for the last 15 years and is highly qualified to handle the growing book of business. “Brian will lead and manage the firm’s business in the Greater Charlotte market,” said Dragonfly Pond Works CEO and President Mick Ribault. “He will direct workflow and supervise all operational areas, and will excel … Read More