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The invasive hydrilla plant in a pond.
MDC will host a pond management workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Powell Gardens east of Kansas City in Johnson County. Experts will discuss ways to improve management of a pond for better fishing and controlling nuisance plants. Correct identification of aquatic plants helps prevent or limit nuisance plants, including hydrilla
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MDC to host pond management workshop Sept. 14 at Powell Gardens

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Kansas City
Sep 03, 2019

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a pond management workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Powell Gardens east of Kansas City in Johnson County. This workshop is offered in partnership with Powell Gardens. Experts from MDC will provide information on managing fish populations in ponds, aquatic plant identification, and how to control nuisance plants. These tips will help owners better manage their ponds for desired fishery and scenic results.

Attendees are encouraged to bring samples or photographs of nuisance aquatic plants that are causing problems in their pond. MDC staff will identify the plants and recommend options for controlling them.

MDC does not charge a fee for the workshop on Sept. 14. However, Powell Gardens does have a $10 admission fee for non-member adults. After the workshop, attendees will be able to tour the gardens and exhibits. Advance registration for the workshop is requested by calling 816-697-2600 or send email to info@PowellGardens.org..

For MDC’s online information about pond management, visit https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZNa.

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MDC staff taking samples of a pond that includes invasive aquatic plants.
MDC staff taking pond samples.
MDC will host a pond management workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Powell Gardens east of Kansas City in Johnson County. Experts will discuss ways to improve management of a pond for better fishing and controlling nuisance plants. Correct identification of aquatic plants helps prevent or limit nuisance plants, including hydrilla

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