The health of our water resources is linked to our well-being – treating them with a sense of long-term environmental responsibility is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also a matter of public health. In this article,…
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently placed the monarch butterfly – known for its striking orange and black pattern as well as its annual migration – on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Monarch butterflies join…
We are proud to publish our tenth sustainability report – a report that summarizes our progress against our current sustainability goal set and highlights our key efforts and areas of growth over the reporting period of 2020 and 2021. The…
Certified Lake Manager, Ashlee Haviland, walks through one of the less known impacts of invasive aquatic plants in waterbodies – the out competition of native plants and the impact on the operating ecosystem – below, using the well-known invasive starry stonewort as an example.
The above maps paint two very different pictures of a community reliant on a storm water canal system. Canals are manmade waterways dug into wetlands, rivers and streams to divert waters – and the state of Florida has well over…
Certified Lake Manager, Ashlee Haviland, walks through what constitutes water quality, water quality management, monitoring strategies and the key health indicators that are used to inform each of these.
Since 2015, Clarke has granted a portion of its annual sales to non-profit organizations advancing environmental causes through its Give to Tomorrow® grant program.
How did our aquatics team get this background pond wedding-party-ready within a tight two-week deadline? Read on to find out.
Two Clarke facilities in Illinois have officially been recognized as LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
An aeration system – which can include pond fountains, aerators, diffusers and more – is an easy, natural way to supply man-made and natural ponds with dissolved oxygen. Aquatic animals, such as fish and aquatic invertebrates, require DO to breathe and function.
Clarke announces the appointment of Allen Gent to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gent brings 20 years of successful commercial, strategic development, and executive management experience in the agribusiness industry to Clarke.
Members of Florida communities are likely well-aware of what goes into prepping in the event of a severe storm. But do you know that properly maintaining, preparing and recovering community waterways can prevent further damages and health risks?
Phragmites – otherwise known as the common reed – are an invasive, perennial tall grass often found in wetlands or surrounding ponds and lakes. This invasive species can spread quickly, choking out native plants and waterbodies.
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?
In this post, we will cover fountain winterization, basic dock maintenance for year-round as well as winter, deicing solutions and give an in-depth example of how a proper deicing solution can enhance a community and extend the enjoyment of lake resources.
Have you ever looked across a lake, pond, or other waterway and wondered what lay below the waters? You might be surprised to learn that there is actually a wide variety of aquatic plants among and within the different regions of the United States.
Recently, the EPA made a final decision to revoke all tolerances for Chlorpyrifos on food production, meaning any products containing Chlorpyrifos may no longer be applied on crops.