You want to make sure you are doing right by your community. If you have a pond (or multiple ponds) you should plan on scheduling a pond cleaning periodically. What goes on in and around the pond will also determine how often the cleaning should be scheduled.
Provide a Better Home for Wildlife
The wildlife in your area depends on ponds as a source of water. The aquatic wildlife also uses the pond as a home. If it’s filled with garbage or unhealthy amounts of mud, it’s not going to help them. The wildlife might be minimal if non-existent in the area because of not having a clean water source.
When you schedule pond cleaning, you improve the water quality. This will help to improve the overall ecosystem in your area. There will be more fish in the pond and you might start to see other types of wildlife because of being able to provide them with a source for drinking water.
Improve the Aesthetics
A dirty pond is identifiable almost immediately. The water might be cloudy, murky, or have all sorts of things floating in it. When you think about the image your community has, the pond might be dragging down the image.
The pond might have been going downhill for a while. Even if you ask people to stop littering in it and you focus on keeping people out of it, the problem is that there is still the need for dredging. It’s why pond cleaning needs to be a focus for your community. Once cleaned, the aesthetics will be improved greatly, thus giving your entire community a better look.
Show that You Care about the Environment
Your residents are going to be looking at you to set a good example. The more you can do for the community, the better it will be. You might already have a recycling program in place, but that’s only going to help in one area.
The environment will be improved drastically if you focus on pond cleaning from time to time. What’s at the bottom of the pond could be affecting fish, the clarity of the lake, and much more. Especially if a lot of people use the pond recreationally, there might be a lot of debris at the bottom of it.
The best thing that you can do is set a schedule for pond cleaning. It might be every six months, every year, or more sporadically. To determine how often it should be dredged and cleaned will depend on the recreation, the amount of wildlife, and other factors.
Take the time to meet with a company that specializes in dredging. It will allow you to get their expert opinion on the kind of dredging you need as well as how often it should be done. Your community will look better as a result. Plus, you will be able to reap the benefits of a pond that is not only attractive but capable of sustaining animal life.