Bioretention Pond In Raleigh, North Carolina Restored

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog

A properly functioning Bioretention pond collects and temporarily stores stormwater. Pollutants and sediments are removed as the stormwater filters through the system, keeping them from reaching lakes and streams. An improperly functioning Bioretention pond does not drain properly and can lead to a multitude of issues, including poor filtration, flooding, sinkholes, fines for non-compliance, and/or becoming a mosquito-infested swamp. At Dragonfly Pond Works we are experienced in creating and maintaining Bioretention ponds. Over the years we have repaired and rebuilt … Read More

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

What You Need to Know about Stormwater BMP Inspections     Stormwater facilities BMPs are crucial to the community. Maintaining them properly prevents downstream flooding, controls urban runoff, and reduces the pests that like to grow around stormwater. This is why stormwater BMP inspections are so important. Let’s go over the basics together. BMP stands for best management practices, and generally refers to devices built to treat stormwater. Examples would be retention ponds, bioretention ponds or stormwater wetlands. The EPA has 6 … Read More

Pond Manager of the Month – Keith

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

Keith Raab works hard to keep the lakes and ponds he manages clean and attractive. As every pond and lake is unique, we pride ourselves on highly customized maintenance programs for each property. Keith has the necessary high level of organization and attention to detail to provide these high quality services to lakes and ponds throughout North Carolina. Keith maintains lakes and ponds in Wilmington, New Bern, Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem and he has worked several very long … Read More

Great Class! NC State Stormwater Group – Retrofit Class

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Pond Management, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

I attended this class on Thursday in Raleigh and thought that the material covered by the NC State Stormwater Group was great. They covered multiple pond retrofit examples (a few of Dragonfly’s very own, I must add!!) and covered the reasons why retrofits can be a great solutions to many BMPs/ retention ponds that are not functioning properly. IF you haven’t already, sign up now! http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/stormwater/training/bmp_retrofit.html  

Bioretention pond construction in Cary NC

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Pipe & Riser Repair, Pond Management

Here’s an interesting installation of a Bioretention pond in Cary, North Carolina. Step by step pictures of this project: Removal of the soil from the area, and cleaning out from the future drain box.   Installation of underdrains Pea gravel to cover drain pipes and promote proper drainage Backfilling with bioretention media Mulch and straw, and final touches around the pond And once all the dirty work was complete, the best part: the bioretention pond plants!

Cattails: Good or Bad in Pond Management

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

You have a retention pond. It’s got a few small patches of cattails around the edge. From an appearance standpoint you don’t mind the look, and animals seem to like them. Should you have them in your ponds? The answers, like many questions about pond management (and anything else), depend on who you ask. There are the People Against Cattails (PAC) and the People For Cattails (PFC). Side note: I just made up those acronyms and for fun, I’m going … 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

Finally a new website!

CuberisBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pipe & Riser Repair, Pond Management, Sand Filter Services, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Underground Systems & Vac-Truck Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

It has been several years since we changed our website. Our new company website displays the services which demonstrate our capabilities as a company. These projects helped us grow the business.  The website shows where we are today as a stormwater BMP management company (if you don’t know what that is, check the website), and the direction we are headed. A great new feature is the ability for our clients to log into their accounts, and access all of their … Read More