Aquatic Weed Control is an owner-operated company which has provided lake and pond management services since 1983. Our work is accomplished by experienced personnel who are professionally licensed and insured.

We believe the key to our longevity has been providing prompt, reliable, quality service at a fair price. When you dial our number, you speak directly to the owner. This helps us provide the most efficient, effective service possible.
- Jim Donahoe, Owner

We are small enough to provide personalized service to meet your specific, individual needs. However, we have the know-how, the equipment, and the capabilities to tackle even the largest management challenges.

Whether you have a small private pond or are the caretaker for a large public body of water we welcome the opportunity to meet with you or attend any meetings to discuss solutions for your management needs.

Our Services:

Aquatic Herbicide Treatments
Fountain and Aeration Sales and Service
Sediment Removal
Aquatic Vegetation Surveys and Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans
Lake and Pond Depth Contour and Vegetation Mapping
Mechanical Harvesting of Aquatic Plants
Handled for you, like it’s our own pond
Safe for kids, the environment and ecosystem
We treat you like we want to be treated
Complete weed and algae control from spring to fall
We’ve done over 25 Indiana lakes since 2004
Keeping lakes and ponds gleaming since 1983


Jim Donahoe : Owner/Operator

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Marketing
  • 30 years as a state licensed herbicide applicator and owner of Aquatic Weed Control
  • On the Board of Directors for the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society (MAPMS)

David Keister : Staff Biologist

  • Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, Bachelor of Science: Environmental Biology
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Ichthyology and Limnology, F.T. Stone Laboratory, Lake Erie
  • 15 years experience surveying and developing lake management plans in Indiana’s Lake and River Enhancement Program and a state licensed herbicide applicator.
  • 2009 Sepro Corporation Preffered Applicator of the Year.

Justin Blotkamp : Staff Biologist

  • Indiana University, Fort Wayne, IN, Bachelor of Science: Environmental Policy and Affairs
  • 9 years of experience in environmental consulting as well as providing remediation of contaminated commercial sites.
  • 5 years of developing Sediment Removal Plans in Indiana’s LARE Program
  • Proficient and experienced in water sampling as well as soil and air testing methods and equipment.
Main Area Served


South Bend, Fort Wayne, Crown Point, Valparaiso, Wabash, Plymouth, Angola, Coldwater, MI, Berrien Springs, MI.