Penn State Extension, the Crawford County Conservation District, and the PA Lake Management Society partnered for this educational event on Saturday, March 24th. The workshop was full with Sixty-eight people in attendance at the Bossard Nature Center at Woodcock Dam, Saegertown, PA.
The event covered pond ecology, permitting for ponds, plant, weed and algae identification and control, and pond wildlife and fisheries management.
Participants at the workshop represented seventy-three acres of pond and lakes. Thirty-nine people responded to evaluation questions and 95% indicated that they planned to take action on their pond based on what they learned at the workshop while 100% indicated that they learned something new.
Spring is an excellent time of year to inspect your pond. Look for erosion along the banks and early signs of leaks, inspect the outlet pipe, remove trees along the dam, check fencing, and maintain the dry hydrant if applicable. For more information, contact your local Extension office or visit Extension Pond Management