Lakes, ponds, public or natural, shallow water streams, are all popular hiding places for one set of unwelcome visitors; weeds, algae and bacterium. People who have custody over these precious life sources should by now, know what causes the prevalence of these ‘unwelcome’ visitors. They should appreciate why it has been allowed to spiral out of control in many areas. And they should appreciate the long-term consequences of not doing anything at all. And by then, there is added motivation to institute aquatic weed control techniques, among other pollution-busting programs.
The techniques being used are not complex and are, indeed, quite practical, so simple in some areas, that public park officials, custodians and grounds-men can clean up their own ponds, streams and lakes without much input from the experts. The experts? These are the people who are dealing with pollution-busting initiatives every year. They are campaigning for more concerted efforts from all, including the civilians who come to the parks for recreational purposes, and not just from the employed custodians.
They are the smart technicians who have developed the in this instance aquatic weed control devices. Conventional land surface weeds are also a major problem. But it seems to be the case that it is more of a challenge to deal with aquatic weeds. It is more difficult to remove all forms of waste, polluting materials such as plastic and feces from the bed of these aquatic areas. But the work is not insurmountable. It is nice to see that the motivation is certainly growing. You know what they say.
Where there is a will, there is a way. And in special cases when the challenges related to pollution control and clean water seem too much, help is always there when you need it.