MDC invites Franklin County landowners to pond workshop March 21 in Union

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UNION, Mo. — Having a pond on you property can enhance its natural appeal and bring opportunities for fishing and wildlife watching.  If you’re a landowner in Franklin County and have questions about building a new pond or enhancing existing pond on your property, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) can help.

MDC will host a free Pond Management Workshop Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Central College Training Center, 1964 Prairie Dell Road in Union.  The workshop will take place in Conference Room A.

The event will offer a chance to learn best practices for building and maintaining a healthy pond on your property.  Participants will learn directly from MDC experts in private lands and fisheries management.  The workshop is designed to cover a wide variety of topics including site selection, pond construction, fish stocking, fish management, managing aquatic vegetation and pond watersheds, and dealing with nuisance wildlife.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided during the workshop, and MDC will have pond management literature and brochures to take home at no charge. 

This workshop is free but space is limited.    Advanced registration is required by March 16 by calling 636-583-2303, ext. 3110; or email: