A view today from the foot bridge across Circle (Drive) Pond that enables people to cross from Circle Drive to Periwinkle Place without using Ocean Boulevard. The Kitty Hawk Land Co. owns the large J-shaped Circle Pond.

This just in . . .

The Southern Shores Civic Association (SSCA) will sponsor and participate in a Webinar titled “Proactive Management Plan for Maintaining Healthy Waterbodies/Ponds,” Wed., Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Pitts Center. The educational Webinar is free and open to the public. Homeowners who live on ponds and other waterways in Southern Shores are encouraged to attend.

The Webinar will be hosted by SOLitude, a company that specializes in pond and lake management. Aquatic specialists will discuss such topics as nuisance aquatic weeds, toxic algae blooms, shoreline erosion, and sediment buildup and flooding.

The SSCA will start the program at 1:30 p.m. with a welcome and some background information. The civic association has established a project to develop policies and procedures to improve and maintain the quality of water in our ponds. It is currently working with the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District to gather information on what can and should be done.

The Webinar will last one hour. You need not register to attend.

For more about SOLitude, which services clients nationwide, the Webinar, and the speakers, see https://www.solitudelakemanagement.com/solitude-webinar-proactive-pond-management-better-value?hsCtaTracking=866b4222-06e9-4e21-b29f-c8f72c79c5e4%7C881f4a84-7066-4195-8f6b-5ae80cfa87c2.

If you would like to know who owns the various ponds in Southern Shores, please refer back to The Beacon’s 10/17/2019 column, “Council Candidates on Water Woes . . . And Who Owns the Ponds in Southern Shores? Good Question!” The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 2/16/20



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