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Constructing and Managing a Healthy Pond

Workshop will address practical considerations and guidelines for pond construction and fish management.

(Aug. 12, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.—The Finger Lakes Institute will host a free workshop for pond owners titled “Constructing and Managing a Healthy Pond” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Finger Lakes Institute’s new building on 601 S. Main Street.

Three speakers from the Yates County Soil and Water Conservation District and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Pesticide Management will discuss some practical considerations and guidelines for pond construction and vegetation and fish management.

Participants will receive practical information and learn how to determine the proper design and construction of a pond so that it meets certain needs—swimming, fishing, drainage, agriculture, etc. Discussions will help participants identify aquatic plant problems and recommend solutions—plus answer any and all of the other pond management questions and concerns one may have.

Participants should bring samples of any troublesome pond weeds and join in for a casual evening of pond construction and management tips.

Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call Sarah Meyer, the Finger Lakes Institute’s community outreach coordinator, at (315) 781-4382 or e-mail fli@hws.edu.

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