MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop in Calhoun County
2/22/2018 8:46:55 AM

JACKSON –The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Calhoun County. The workshop will be held at the Calhoun County Multi-Purpose Building at 121 Parker Street in Pittsboro on Monday, March 5. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. by the Calhoun County Extension office in conjunction with the Calhoun County Forestry Association.  The meal will be followed by an hour-long presentation that will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming, and fertilization. A question and answer period will follow. Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to register by March 2 by calling the Calhoun County Extension Office at (662) 412-3177 or emailing Mr. Trent Barnett at  Early registration will help ensure enough food is prepared for the meal.

“This workshop will allow biologists and private pond owners the opportunity to discuss management options to improve fish populations and habitat,” according to MDWFP fisheries biologist Keith Meals. “This is a great way for us to provide how-to information that can help pond owners achieve their goals”.

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