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Table of Contents

PROGRAM SUMMARY
HIGHLIGHTS
WE SHARE RIVENDELL'S NEIGHBORHOODS, PONDS AND PRESERVES WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF DIVERSE WILDLIFE
MAPS OF RIVENDELL PONDS AND PRESERVES
ABOUT US - THE RIVENDELL PONDS AND PRESERVES COMMITTEE
SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES
ARCHIVES

Ponds & Preserves Article Archives

2018 Articles


Dec 2018 - "Let’s Work Together! Caring For Our Ponds & Preserves" Dec 2018 - "Celebrate our Wetlands at Rivendell" Nov 2018 – “Rivendell Board Encourages Voluntary Low-Maintenance Zone” Nov 2018 - “Maintaining a Rivendell Voluntary Low-Maintenance Zone” Nov 2018 – “Pond Algae, Fertilizer, Irrigation and Us” Nov 2018 - “Sarasota County Recommendations for Fertilizer and Irrigation” Oct 2018 – “Working Together to Protect Rivendell’s Wetland Preserves” Oct 2018 – “Love Birds? Help Us Track Rivendell Birds” Sep 2018 – “Egret Pond Erosion-Control Pilot Project Launched” Sep 2018 - Egret Pond Erosion - Control Pilot Project - FAQs Aug 2018 – “Progress Report: Rivendell Ponds and Preserves Committee” Aug 2019 - Ponds and Preserves Committee FAQs Jun 2018 – “Ponds and Preserves Committee: Call for Participation and Support” Jun 2018 - Participation and Support - FAQs Apr 2018 – “Sharing Rivendell Ponds with Wildlife (Part II)”




2019 Articles


2019 Ponds and Preserves Program Dec 2019 - Little Steps Now Prevent Expensive Repairs Later...Let’s Keep Ponds Healthy and Property Values Strong Dec 2019 - Low-Maintenance Zones (LMZs) Now On Community-Mowed Ponds Nov 2019 - Did You Know ... The Origin of Rivendell’s Name? Nov 2019 - Let’s All Do Our Part for Rivendell ... Healthy Ponds Keep Property Values Strong Oct 2019 - While You Were Gone... Want to learn what the P&P has been doing? Sep 2019 - Thank You For Sharing Your Ponds! Sep 2019 - Why I Became Turtle Pond’s Steward...And How You Can Help Too Aug 2019 - Low-Maintenance Zones (LMZs) Now On All Community-Mowed Shorelines ... Are You Doing Your Part? Aug 2019 - Say “No” to Mosquitoes! Controlling Mosquitoes Around Your Home Jul 2019 - Low Maintenance Zone on Community-Mowed Shorelines Jul 2019 - Special Visitor at Egret & Osprey Ponds... a Limpkin Jul 2019 - Aquatic Plants Installed at Egret Pond To Reduce Erosion and Nutrient Run-off Jun 2019 - What is a “Littoral Zone,” a “Low-Maintenance Zone,” and a “Fertilizer-free Zone”? May 2019 - Coming Soon - Aquatic Plants Installed In Our Pilot Project Ponds May 2019 - Help Control Nutrient Loads in our Ponds: Do Not Fertilize between June 1 – September 30 Apr 2019 - Call For Volunteers Rivendell Pond Aquatic Planting Project Mar 2019 - What Happened To My Backyard? Mar 2019 - Three Simple Truths about Stormwater Feb 2019 - Bobcat Pond Pilot Project Launched Jan 2019 - "Birding In Rivendell"




2020 Articles


Dec 2020 - Wishes AND Well-Laid Plans Do Come True Dec 2020 - WILDLIFE WINDOW: Northern Cardinal Nov 2020 - Rivendell – Let’s Reduce Our Water Usage Nov 2020 - Sharing Erosion Control Experiences Nov 2020 - WILDLIFE WINDOW: Wild Turkey & Turkey Vulture Oct 2020 - Responsible Management of Our Preserve Oct 2020 - Attractive and Beneficial: Aquatic Plants Installed To Control Pond Erosion Oct 2020 - WILDLIFE WINDOW: The Monarch Butterfly Sep 2020 - Why Are Folks In My Back Yard? Inspections Sep 2020 - What Lies Beneath... the Surface of the Pond Sep 2020 - WILDLIFE WINDOW: The Dragonfly Aug 2020 - Thank You for Sharing, Rivendell! Neighbors Helping Neighbors Aug 2020 - Our Pond Shorelines Have Changed Aug 2020 - WILDLIFE WINDOW: American Alligator Jul 2020 - Maintaining a Rivendell Low-Maintenance Zone (LMZ) Jul 2020 - Beneficial Aquatic Plants Being Installed on Rivendell Ponds Jul 2020 - WILDLIFE WINDOW: Rose-breasted Grosbeak Jun 2020 - Let’s Follow Sensible County Rules...​ Jun 2020 - Wildlife Window - Limpkin May 2020 - RCA Board Votes to Implement Mandatory LMZs on all Ponds​ Apr 2020 - RCA Board to Implement New Policy of Mandatory LMZs on all Ponds Apr 2020 - Rivendell Neighborhood Bird Walk/Survey Feb 2020 - Three-Foot Low-Maintenance Zone (LMZ) is Our Community Standard Jan 2020 - ​Low-Maintenance Zones Reduce Soil Erosion Jan 2020 - RCA Board Considering Actions to Protect Our Water Management System (Jan. 13, 2020)