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Pond management workshop offered in August

Published: Saturday, July 26, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Curious about your pond’s health? Join the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District and University of Illinois Extension Office for a free workshop on Pond Management at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.

This workshop will be held at a Sycamore Sportsman and Conservation Club pond. An IDNR Fisheries biologist will shock and evaluate one of their ponds and then Peggy Doty, U of I Extension energy and environmental stewardship educator, will speak on pond ecology.

In addition to discussing fish species that occur in your pond community, she will discuss pond ecology and the components necessary to keep your pond healthy and easier to manage for esthetics and wildlife.

For more information regarding this program, contact Michelle Petragallo, extension program coordinator at 815-758-8194 or mpetra@illinois.edu. Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or call the extension office at 815-758-8194.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call the DeKalb County Extension office at 815-758-8194.

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