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Pond Demonstration Schedules

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018by kenna.kj


The Effingham County Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a Pond Management Demonstration on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 5:30 PM. The demonstration will be held at the Effingham County Sportsman’s Club.

For directions refer to the Effingham Sportsman Club website at www.effinghamsportsmansclub.com or call the SWCD office. Boone LaHood, District Fisheries Biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will be there to discuss fishpond management. He will discuss what kinds of fish to stock in your pond, how many of each kind to stock and how to control fish populations in your pond. He will explain aquatic weed control, what needs to be controlled and how to do it. If you have a pond weed you want identified, bring a sample of it with you. Boone will also conduct a “fish shocking” to determine what kinds of fish are in the pond and make recommendations on how to correctly manage the pond.

Personnel from the Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be available to answer questions on pond construction.

Bring a lawn chair, refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Effingham County Soil and Water Conservation District at 217-347-7107 ext. 3.