COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners to attend any of four free workshops in 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 aquatic 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.”
- Callaway County
Wednesday, March 7 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Callaway Electric Co-Op.
1313 Cooperative Drive in Fulton
Register by March 6 by calling (573) 815-7900, or by visiting: mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/154170
- Boone County
Thursday, March 8 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.
MDC Central Regional Office
3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia
Register by March 7 by calling (573) 815-7900, or by visiting: mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/154179
- Cole County
Wednesday, March 21 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Runge Conservation Nature Center
330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City
Register by March 21 by calling (573) 796-0286, ext. 4284, or by visiting: mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/154166
- Moniteau County
Tuesday, March 22 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.
California City Hall, public meeting room
500 S. Oak St. in California
Register by March 22 by calling (573) 796-0286, ext. 4284, or by visiting: mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/154164
Learn more about these workshops and find additional educational materials at mdc.mo.gov/property/pond-stream-care.