Preserving Our Ponds, Lakes and Preserves Informational Session...The Homeowners' Role
Time & Location
About The Event
Dear Cape Royal Residents,
Please join us for “Preserving Our Ponds, Lakes and Preserves Informational Session - The Homeowners' Role”.
This is an informational session which will include a panel of experts, including guest speaker, Dr. Ernesto Lasso de la Vega, biologist working at the Lee County Hyacinth Control District and provide the opportunity to:
- Find answers to your concerns about the health of our “lakes”, including algae and erosion
- Understand how littoral plants improve “lake” function
- Learn causes of various “lake” problems and issues
- Learn how the HOA is planning to beautify the “lakes”, extend their life and remain compliant
- Understand preventative steps you can take as a homeowner to keep our “lakes” healthy
The freshwater “lakes” in our neighborhoods are man-made ponds which are parts of a storm water system, a tool for managing the runoff water from rainfall and the pollutants that the water carries.
When rainwater lands on rooftops, parking lots, streets, driveways and other impervious surfaces that water cannot go through, the runoff (called storm water) flows into grates, swales or ditches located around neighborhoods that lead the water into a storm water pond.
A storm water pond is designed to help prevent flooding and allow pollutants to settle and be absorbed before it can drain into larger bodies of water, such as, canals, streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries or the gulf.
For storm water ponds to do their job effectively, they must be managed properly on a regular basis. Learn what your HOA has planned moving forward and how you can help.
Deadline to Register for the Informational Session is Sunday, February 23rd.
Note: This informational session will start promptly at 5:30 pm. Food and drinks will not be served on the Patio during the event.
Surface Water Management Committee Chair