Pump Dredging and Shoreline Restoration in Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples and Beyond!

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Pump dredging and shoreline restoration is here!   Pond Dredging: Where Dragonfly Pond Works Refreshes and Restores Shorelines   RALEIGH, N.C. — Dragonfly Pond Works (DPW), an environmental services firm specializing in lake, pond, and shore management and reconstruction, is an industry innovator in natural shoreline revival. We bring affordable ecological solutions to clients in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Did you receive a notice that your shoreline is out of compliance? Shoreline restoration means conforming to local rules and regulations. … Read More

Solar Aeration and Why It Matters

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Many ponds or lakes suffer from the threat of stagnant water. A still pond is heated on the top from the sun’s rays while the bottom of the pond or lake stays cold. This situation, called stratification, is yet another invitation to algal blooms and their accompanying fish kills. It also encourages mosquitos and other unpleasant insects. A pond or lake needs oxygen from water moving in order to support a thriving ecosystem. To that end, a healthy pond should … Read More

Pump Dredging and Shoreline Restoration in Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples and Beyond!

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Shoreline restoration video is up!   Shoreline restoration continues to be a success in Florida!  See the video here: Sediment problems and shoreline erosion can now be actively contained and reversed by our new DINO and Piranha systems. Let’s talk about escarpments, dredging and geo-tubes… Have you ever walked to the edge of a pond or lake and the ledge separating the land from the water is so steep that you were uncomfortable getting any closer to the water?  That long, … Read More

Apps & Software: 2 Tools for an Extraordinary Client Experience

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Apps & Software:  2 Tools for an Extraordinary Client Experience You want a company that you can trust. And with that, you want a company that is going to communicate well (and frequently) with you. A lot of service companies are known for giving clients the runaround but you want something better. And that’s just what we’re in the business to provide. From the very beginning, we have built our company around our clients. Providing the best possible service has … Read More

In the News – The Dragonfly Way

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In an effort to always give back to the communities we serve, Client Service Manager for coastal North Carolina Scott Blevins committed his time and seafaring expertise to a wonderful cause. SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – More than 20 children had their wishes granted by the United Special Sportsman Alliance (USSA) on Friday. Captains with the Southport Marina took kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses and their families out for a day on the water. “It’s a blessing to be involved with them … Read More

Natural Biological Control Is Key to Integrated Pest Management

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  By Scott Blevins Dragonfly Pond Works (DPW) is a firm believer in using natural biology to control pests, as well as improve the health and enhance the beauty of lakes, ponds, and waterways. Called “integrated pest management program” (IPM), this philosophy of focusing on biological methods to manage ponds recognizes that, in aquatic ecosystems, the actions of one organism typically can affect a range of others. IPM limits the use of the chemical pesticides that can change an ecosystem’s … Read More

Preventing Algae Blooms Through Smart Pond Management

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Ponds have a natural lifecycle. They accumulate and digest organic matter. As ponds age and the nutrient level rises, the amount of aquatic plant life and algae increases. Pond scum, also known as green slime or pond algae, is a common problem. Algae, which occurs in three basic forms (planktonic, filamentous, and macrophytic), are primitive aquatic plants. They are part of a complex and diverse waterborne web of life. Algae provides many benefits, including, as a natural byproduct, serving as … Read More

Educational Opportunities Abound – Dragonfly Scholars Program

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The path to “Pond Life” begins here – with our very own Dragonfly Scholars Program! Dragonfly Pond Works has partnered with NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering to mentor students who are participating in the agricultural and environmental technology degree programs. Read all about it here: Dragonfly Scholars Program at NCSU

Sorry, mosquito…

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  Spring is coming…the flowers!  The warmer, longer days!   And last but not least…the mosquitoes. This year, more than ever, we are all aware of mosquitoes and the havoc they can create for our health.  We all remember the nuisance of the red welts during our childhood and the horrible itch that calamine lotion never seemed to cure, but never before did we consider the detrimental health effects because as far as we knew – inconvenient itching was the … Read More

Pump Dredging and Shoreline Restoration in Florida

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Pump dredging is here!     Our maiden voyage of the Dragonfly pump dredge was a success!  Sediment problems and shoreline erosion can now be actively contained and reversed by our new DINO system. Let’s talk about escarpments, dredging and geo-tubes… Have you ever walked to the edge of a pond or lake and the ledge separating the land from the water is so steep that you were uncomfortable getting any closer to the water?  That long, steep slope is what … Read More