The Missouri Department of Conservation will host free pond management workshops throughout Mid-Missouri in March.
Professionals from MDC, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and soil and water conservation districts will discuss ways landowners can improve their private lakes. This includes teaching ways to control aquatic plants, build and maintain better ponds, and improve fishing and frogging.
The events will be 6:30-9 p.m. in Fulton, Columbia, Jefferson City and California.
There will be a workshop March 21 at the Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City.
There will be another workshop March 7 at Callaway Electric Co-Op, 1313 Cooperative Drive in Fulton.
Another workshop will be March 8 at MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.
The fourth workshop will be March 22 at California City Hall, 500 S. Oak St. in California.
Those interested can register for these events by calling 573-815-7900 or visiting mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/154170.
"These workshops are great for new or current landowners who would like to learn more about pond management," MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Scott Voney said in a news release. "Whether you have a pond, or are thinking of building one, this workshop will give you the necessary background and information to assist you with your pond."