Pond Owners Workshop
Linesville, Pa. — To address the basics of pond management, Bryan Swistock from Penn State Extension, and representatives from the Crawford Conservation District as well as the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society, will offer a workshop from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM on Saturday, March 19th. The program will be presented at the St. Philip Church Social Hall in Linesville, PA.
Ponds can provide many recreational benefits to homeowners, but they have their share of problems, says a water resources specialist in Penn State’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. “Some may develop leaks or fill with sediment,” says Extension Associate Bryan Swistock. “The water may be muddy, or choked with weeds and algae. And sometimes, that big fish you hoped would be there for the kids to catch just doesn’t materialize.”
During the program, Swistock and others will offer tips and advice on common pond problems and proper management. The program involves presentations as well as a question and answer program.
“The most frequent questions involve the control of aquatic plants and weeds,” says Swistock, “so we’ll spend time discussing how to identify and control nuisance plants and algae. We also get a lot of questions about fisheries, so we’ll discuss the best kinds of fish to stock, the species to avoid and how to harvest to keep the populations balanced.” Lastly, for those folks that are interested in building a pond there will be information on site selection, permitting, and choosing a contractor.
The cost of the program is $10.00. Pre-register by March 16th to insure sufficient handout materials. For more information on the program, contact the Crawford County Conservation District at 814-763-5269. Pond Workshop Brochure
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