HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BACKYARD POND
Geauga Park District’s Swine Creek Reservation will come alive with pond management education during an upcoming program by the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
What: Backyard Ponds: Maintaining Healthy Habitats
When: Thursday, May 12 – 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township
Now is your chance to learn more about aquatic plant identification and management, potential impacts of harmful algal blooms, fish stocking and managing farm and backyard ponds. Bring lots of questions for pond experts William Lynch, an aquatic ecosystems specialist with the Ohio State University Extension Office, and Steve Fender of Fender’s Fish Hatchery.
Also consider bringing a plant from your pond to identify – and kids, bring your fishing poles!
This program is free, but registration is required due to limited seating. Please register by May 6 by calling your local Soil and Water Conservation District, Geauga County’s at 440-834-1122 or Portage County’s at 330-297-7633.
Geauga Park District is also online at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn