Healthy Pond Collaborative

Are your stormwater ponds covered in unsightly algae or plagued with costly eroding banks? If so, we can help. The Healthy Pond Collaborative (HPC) is a partnership with START, the Sarasota County NEST Program the Manatee County Department of Natural Resources, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, the Suncoast Waterkeeper and the Science and Environment [...]

Some of your ponds may even show signs of costly erosion as shown above. Bank erosion will fill up your pond with soil limiting its capacity to hold stormwater requiring costly bank remediation or even dredging. If your community is facing these problems with your ponds, you should contact our Healthy Pond Collaborative (HPC) for [...]

The Healthy Pond Collaborative-Sarasota is pleased to announce that it just completed its second year with a healthy pond program in Sarasota County that advised forty local communities how to maintain a healthy stormwater pond and provided $40,000 in grants to qualified participants that created over six miles of newly planted pond shoreline that will [...]

The Healthy Pond Collaborative is delighted to announce the availability of The Healthy Ponds Guide, a homeowners guide to establishing and maintaining healthy stormwater ponds in Southwest Florida. The Guide was written by members of the University of Florida IFAS Sarasota, Manatee and Polk County Extensions, the Sarasota County Public Works, Environmental Stormwater Utility and [...]

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