Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ponds and Our Forests Meeting


On Thursday, October 14th, the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is sponsoring a "Ponds and Our Forests" workshop.  Dr. Thomas McCarty, Penn State Cooperative Extension Regional Water Quality Specialist, is the featured speaker.  The meeting will be at 7:00 PM, at the Franklin County Extension Office, which is located at 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.  There is no cost to attend and you do not have to be a member of the association.

Dr. McCarty will discuss proper methods to manage ponds and lakes including water quality, aquatic plants and algae, fisheries, wildlife, and physical structures.  This presentation will focus on methods to properly manage a pond or lake and the effects this has on a forested watershed.  Topics will include assessing pond and lake structures (area, volume, water quality, dams, leaks, etc.), identifying and controlling aquatic plants and algae, stocking and managing pond fisheries, and pond wildlife issues.

For more information about the meeting, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 263-9226. The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is an organization of forestland owners and others interested in forestry issues in south central Pennsylvania.  For more information about the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association, contact Fred Peabody at 717/776-3565 (email: fredp5@earthlink.net).

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