What a difference!

Mick RibaultBlog

“We didn’t even know there was a pond there!” Here is a pond rehabilitation project we completed recently. The municipality had just issued a notice of violation because the pond had not been maintained in several years. Large trees were growing throughout the pond basin, and the inlets were severely clogged. The client called us to return this dry pond to compliance. I was extremely happy with the way the project turned out, and the way our crew handled the … Read More

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

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

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