Second in pond / lake management workshop series to feature developing profiles and monitoring
On July 17, at the Stoll Natural Resources Center between 6 and 7 p.m. in Wysox, the Bradford County Conservation District will be hosting the second workshop in a series of four workshops designed to highlight the techniques involved with effective pond/lake management.
Mike Lovegreen, the Conservation District Manager and lead presenter within the lake/pond management series workshops, explains, “In this next workshop, participants will be provided with an overview on how to draw up a basic profile for their pond, determine its hydrology, and learn how to develop a monitoring plan that meets the owners needs and budget.”
“Setting up a pond or lake management plan is really the most important step a landowner can take to match their body of water with its intended use,” commented the workshops series organizer and Conservation District Education Coordinator Dan Rhodes.
Essentially, by examining each pond or lake, and determining the unique characteristics and needs for each body of water separately, the 30 enthusiastic participants that attended the first workshop learned that tailoring a pond/lake management plan for each body of water is crucial towards achieving the vision they have for it.
Within this second workshop, participants will be taking this concept a step further to start to learn how to collect information about their pond, and then how to interpret that information to determine a course of action.
Over the course of the whole series, additional workshop topics will include water quality monitoring, fish habitat management, and pond restoration techniques.
If you missed the first workshop in this series but you want to learn more about ponds and pond management, be sure to attend this next workshop to begin the process of physically writing a management plan for your pond. It’s not too late to sign up!
Space is limited, so call (570) 265-5539 ext. 6 to reserve your seat today.