Do you have a pond? Thinking about building one? Join us and get your questions answered, from getting algae under control to what kinds of fish to stock. Saturday morning, April 26, 2008, a Pond Management Workshop will be hosted by the Izaak Walton League -- Chapter 200 at their lake, north of State Rd 340 near the Clay/Vigo County line. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program running from 8:45 a.m., until around noon (rain or shine). Speakers will discuss pond weed control, as April-May is the best time to treat ponds for weed control. Participants may bring pond plant samples to be identified. Fish Stocking and Pond Biology will be covered by Debbie King, District Fisheries Biologist with the IDNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. Mark Evans, Purdue Extension Educator, will discuss pond management resources.
Pre-registration is requested by April 23. A $10.00 fee will include refreshments and materials.
The workshop is sponsored by Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development Council's Education Committee, Purdue Extension-Clay & Owen Counties, Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Izaak Walton League--Chapter 200. For more information or for a registration form, contact the Sycamore Trails office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 765-653-9785. You may also go to www.sycamoretrails.org and download a registration flyer from our website -- click on "News & Hot Topics." Sycamore Trails is a nonprofit organization serving west central Indiana and is an equal opportunity provider.