Our Year In Review | AquaBio 2017

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Our Year In Review | AquaBio 2017

As 2018 begins we take time to reflect on the year we have had and everything we are grateful for. It was a year full of activity, from moving the business, to exciting new projects across the county, and also, planning for the future.

2017 New Beginning for AquaBio

The year began with AquaBio relocating to a more spacious office and warehouse in Hawthrone, CA, to accommodate our growing business and expanding team.

AquaBio awarded for innovation by SEED.

The proud AquaBio Team receiving their SEED award for Innovation.

Mid-Year Thrill with SEED Award in Innovation!

Midyear we were thrilled to be recognized for our extraordinary environmental efforts and won a SEED award in Innovation! The SoCal Environmental Excellence Development (SEED) Awards Program strives to encourage and inspire environmental sustainability strategies. AquaBio is honored to be acknowledged as environmental leaders in our community, specializing in our use of green chemistry and technology to help nature heal itself.

Tireless Devotion

The AquaBio team has been working throughout the year on managing numerous urban lakes in and around Los Angeles for the County, as well as the City of Lake Forest, Fullerton, Reseda, and East Los Angeles to name but a few. Specifically, using our natural beneficial microbial blends, plants and animals to maintain a balanced ecosystem and good water quality. A heartfelt thank you must go to our team for working tirelessly for all our clients.

First day after launching Redhill Community Park’s Floating Treatment Wetland.

Floating Treatment Wetland at Redhill Community Park

In November we successfully completed the launch of a 350 sqft Floating Treatment Wetland at Redhill Community Park pond.

Almost two months on no birds have landed thanks to the “spiders” decorated with red and silver tape. This allows the plants to establish and be able to remove pollutants from the water assisting in the lakes clean up.

Floating Treatment Wetland at Reseda Lake

We also replanted the Floating Treatment Wetland at Reseda Lake as part of an ongoing refurbishment project. Strong winds, a large resident population of waterfowl, invasive plants, and the use of recycled water are some of the issues that are being successfully managed at this site.

AquaBio replants and launches floating treatment wetland at Reseda Lake

Excessive bird and wind load decimated this floating treatment island. It has since been replanted and doing well.

Floating treatment wetland - re-anchored and filling in well.

This floating treatment wetland(island) at Reseda Lake is re-anchored and looking good.

AquaBio Looking Forward

As AquaBio looks to the future, we have exciting upcoming projects for 2018. These include:

  • Landfill QA/QC monitoring during construction of HDPE re-piping that was destroyed in one of the recent California fires.
  • Habitat restoration of three vernal ponds for the Spadefoot Toad.
  • Launching a Floating Treatment Wetland at Veterans Park at the City of Lake Forest.
  • Assisting with development of industrial wastewater treatment systems in Israel.
  • Bellvale Pond remediation in New York, bio dredging the organics at the bottom of the lake.
  • Bioremediating Dairy Farm waste lagoons, including replications at other locations.
  • Teaming up with the makers of Wonder Soil to develop new products.

Gratitude

Finally, thank you to all our customers, clients, and colleagues for your support throughout the year. We are looking forward to continuing to “help nature heal itself” this year and for many years to come.

– The AquaBio Team

By | 2018-01-29T12:44:58+00:00 January 19th, 2018|AquaBio in the Press, AquaBio News|0 Comments

About the Author:

Katharine Tzadik is AquaBio’s senior biologist assisting in the analysis of data, research and development. She has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection. Raised in the UK and most recently residing in Puerto Rico, Katharine has travelled extensively, taking a role in conservation of coral reefs in several parts of the world. Her experience has taken her from working with sea turtles in Crete, to fish and coral monitoring in Fiji, to working with stakeholders through workshops and meetings in Florida. She brings valuable experience in project management and research, water quality analysis for watersheds, and a keen awareness of local stakeholder values and concerns to Aquabio.

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