MDC offers landowner pond workshops in Columbia and Fulton

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a pond management workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on March 3 in Columbia and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on March 9 in Fulton. The workshops are free, but space is limited and participants must pre-register by March 1.

"This workshop is great for new or current landowners who would like to learn more about pond management," said MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Scott Voney. "Whether you have a pond or are thinking of building one, this workshop will give you the necessary background and information to assist you with your pond."

Each workshop will cover a wide variety of topics including pond site selection, pond construction, pond stocking, fisheries management, aquatic vegetation management, pond watershed management, and nuisance wildlife. Professionals from MDC, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts will give presentations and answer questions. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

The workshop in Columbia will take place at the MDC Central Region Office, located at 3500 East Gans Road. The workshop in Fulton will take place at the Callaway Electric Cooperative, located at 1313 Cooperative Drive, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 54 and State Highway H. For more information or to register for either of these workshops, please call 573-815-7900. For more information about pond management, go to