Category Archives: Aquatics

Paddle Trails

In 1996, a group of grassroots leaders gathered to discuss what they could do to stimulate the economy for communities located along the Roanoke River in eastern North Carolina. The group, which eventually became known as the 501(c)3 non-profit Roanoke River Partners (RRP), came up with a number of ideas, including developing an antique trail or a Civil War trail, promoting local products and creating a series of camping platforms. In the end, the group decided to focus on developing … Continue reading

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Pond Volume Calculator

You have built a beautiful backyard pond. Congratulations! Now you need to maintain it. This might include adding water treatment chemicals or medications to keep any fish healthy. But what’s the best dose? You need to know your pond’s volume — how much water it actually holds. You’re not going to use a 1-gallon measuring pitcher, now are you? Here’s an easier way to get an estimate, thanks to The Pond Warehouse’s pond volume calculator: http://bit.ly/iXWYDE

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From Stone Quarry To Sandy Beach

Have you ever wondered what happens to a stone quarry when it reaches the end of its productive mining life? In most cases, fill is added and the land redeveloped for another use. But every once in a while, the continual scraping along the mine’s bottom eventually wears; a puncture is made to the water table below, and a lake is created. To local fishermen, this is a gift from the heavens. For a local government, however, a new problem … Continue reading

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LEED The Charge

With all the talk about being “green,” it can be confusing trying to figure out exactly what that word really means. A “green” secret-decoder ring will definitely come in handy when attempting to make an apples-to-apples comparison of the “greenness” of buildings, including new and remodeled construction. Luckily, there is an easier method. One internationally accepted way is through Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a third-party validation from the United States Green Building Council (USBGC). The Washington, D.C.-based … Continue reading

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A Place To Play

A family cannot enter the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center at Lincoln Park Center in Milwaukee, Wis., without screams of excitement and squeals of delight. The $8.6-million facility, which began construction in June 2008, is available for children to swim, exercise, and participate in traditional summertime activities. Named after David F. Schulz, the former county executive and Milwaukee County parks director, who championed the waterpark concept in the 1980s, the project’s construction team (comprised of Water Technology, Inc. and Graef … Continue reading

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