NEW HAVEN, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Pond Management Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at New Haven Farm and Feed in New Haven. The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Dinner will be included with the workshop.
The Pond Management Workshop will be facilitated by MDC fisheries biologists and private land conservationists. It will offer practical information for landowners wishing to construct, manage or stock fish in ponds on their property.
"MDC's pond management workshops are a great opportunity for landowners and land managers to be able to discuss and learn directly from a fisheries biologist on how to manage their impoundments to create and sustain quality fish habitat and healthy fish populations," said Denis Otto, MDC fisheries management biologist.
The workshop will cover pond site selection, construction and maintenance, fish stocking and fish population management, how to control aquatic vegetation, and what to do about fish kills and parasites. It will also explain how aquatic ecosystems function and how they are affected by pond turnover.
To register, call New Haven Farm and Feed at 573-237-3831. New Haven Farm and Feed is located at 9659 Highway 100 in New Haven.
MDC works with and for Missouri landowners to sustain healthy fish, forest and wildlife. For other conservation-related landowner information, go to mdc.mo.gov/your-property.