A result of Clarke’s drive to optimize the health of water bodies with the least environmental impact possible, Conserve® is a proprietary technology that delivers precise applications of aquatic herbicides, algaecides and control products for nuisance aquatic plants and algae.
Utilizing GPS and sonar technology, the Conserve system pinpoints where applications are needed for control. It then efficiently targets product placement into the water column based on the plant species and densities, size and depth of the targeted areas as well as water flow – providing the most efficacious outcomes while minimizing non-target impacts and eliminating product waste.
The Conserve process works in three phases: Surveying and Mapping, Precise Application of Product then Data and Comprehensive Reporting.
Survey and Mapping: Before any application, trained Clarke experts start with a detailed survey using traditional methods enhanced by GPS and sonar technology. This identifies the specific locations and growth densities of native species as well as problematic plant and algae growth for control strategizing.
Precise Application of Product: After mapping and developing a strategy with product recommendations Clarke starts the treatment. The chosen product is applied to the water column using depth deployment lines and metered application technology to ensure the appropriate amount of product reaches the targeted treatment area.
Data and Comprehensive Reporting: All application data is captured in real-time via Conserve’s onboard technology. Following project completion, this data is then delivered in an electronic report that meets or exceeds state requirements, including NPDES reporting stipulations.
With its technologically advanced mapping systems and precision application capabilities, the Conserve system provides:
Discover What Lies Below Your Water’s Surface.
Whether you are a lake manager, part of a lake association board, or even a dockmaster, there is a lot that goes into the care and keeping of your lake – and a lot of information that goes along with this. But what information do you need to collect and track?
Aquatic vegetations have unique characteristics that enable them to thrive in their environments while helping to create a balanced ecosystem; but, overgrowth of these plants or the presence of invasive species can wreak havoc on lakes or ponds if they are not properly maintained.
Each method of lake mapping – vegetation, bathymetric, and sedimentation/hardness mapping – provides unique insight into assessing areas of your waterbody that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, let alone enough understanding to properly plan and budget for.
Clarke brings years of experience to each lake group we work with, paired with utilizing the most advanced GPS and sonar technology for mapping to more accurately target and treat— saving time and helping you maintain a balanced ecosystem with a minimum of external inputs, optimizing your water stewardship.
To learn more about the Conserve system or Clarke’s approach to enhancing your experience on your waterbody, send us a message.