MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners to attend any of four free workshops in February and March on pond management in mid-Missouri. MDC pond management workshops help landowners make the most of their private lakes or ponds by teaching techniques to control water plants, improve fishing and frogging, build and maintain better ponds, and manage pond water quality. Each workshop will cover a 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, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and soil and water conservation districts will give presentations and answer questions. Attendees can also pick up useful literature and brochures on pond management to bring home. Light snacks and beverages will also be provided.

“These workshops are 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.”

  • Gasconade County
    Thursday, March 2 – 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Owensville Middle School
    3340 Highway 19 in Owensville
    Register by Feb. 28 by calling (573) 796-0286, ext. 4284 
  • Montgomery County
    Monday, March 6 – 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Montgomery City Public Library
    224 N. Allen St. in Montgomery City
    Register by March 1 by calling (573) 815-7900
  • Saline County
    Thursday, March 9 – 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Missouri Valley College, Malcolm Center, Charles L. Bacon Room
    1488 S. Conway Ave. in Marshall
    Register by March 6 by calling (573) 815-7900
  • Morgan County
    Tuesday, March 14 – 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Morgan County Library
    600 N. Hunter St. in Versailles
    Register by March 10 by calling (573) 796-0286, ext. 4284

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