Dauphin County Pond and Lake Workshop

Ponds and lakes are a common feature of the landscape and provide a source of enjoyment for many residents. The management of these water resources can be challenging. This free workshop will help pond and lake owners solve these management challenges. In addition, the new topic of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) will be covered.
Photo: Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension

Photo: Diane Oleson, Penn State Extension

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May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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We will begin with an overview in the classroom and then take a short walk to a pond to discuss pond issues.

Regardless of its intended use, the management of a pond or lake can be complex and sometimes difficult.

Topics to be covered at this workshop include:

  • Getting to Know Your Pond or Lake
  • Fish and Wildlife Issues
  • Managing Nuisance Plants and Algae
  • An Introduction to Harmful Algal Blooms

Note: Samples of pond plants or algae can be brought to the workshop for FREE identification by trained Penn State Extension Water Resource Educators.

Keep the samples on ice while you are transporting the samples to the workshop. If possible, please take two pictures of the trouble vegetation, one from a distance and one within two feet of the pond surface.


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