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SOLitude Lake Management Acquires Clarke Aquatic Services

Clarke Aquatic Services (CAS), a business unit of The Clarke Group, has been acquired by SOLitude Lake Management, a nationwide environmental firm that provides sustainable solutions to improve water quality and preserve water resources. The transaction closed effective November 1,…

Mosquito Control and Beneficial Pollinators: What You Should Know

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…

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Clarke Celebrates Our 11th Day of Caring

Clarke understands that our actions and decisions matter. They matter and ripple across our organization, out to customers, throughout our industry, and into the global community. This understanding is why we are so considerably grounded in stewardship and service. We…

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Water Pollution and Its Sources

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,…

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PRINCIPLED: Our 2021 Sustainability Report

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…

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Starry Stonewort: An Example of Invasive Aquatic Algae

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 Florida Canal System: An Essential to Coastal Living

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…

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What is Water Quality Management – And What Goes into It?

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.

Give to Tomorrow® Grant Program

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.

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Plant Overgrowth, Algae, Muck – and Two Weeks Until a Wedding

How did our aquatics team get this background pond wedding-party-ready within a tight two-week deadline? Read on to find out.

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LEED Platinum and LEED Silver Certified Clarke Buildings in Illinois

Two Clarke facilities in Illinois have officially been recognized as LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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The Types and Benefits of Aeration Systems for Ponds

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.

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The Clarke Group Adds Allen Gent as Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Lakes, Ponds & Canals: The Guide to Hurricane Prep & Clean-Up

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?

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A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites

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.

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Lake and Pond Management: What Data Should You Collect?

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?

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The Guide to Winter Prep for Lakes & Ponds – From Winterization to Deicing

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.

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6 Aquatic Plants in Lakes Across the Midwest

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.

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