BATAVIA – The Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a free pond clinic for county residents.
The clinic – sponsored by the Clermont County Farm Bureau – runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Pattison Park Lodge, 2228 U.S. Highway 50.
For 75 years, SWCD has assisted with installing and managing ponds in Clermont County. Attendees will hear from SWCD staff and a representative from Jones Fish Hatchery in Newtown. Discussion topics will include pond construction, maintenance and safety, with additional information on fish stocking, aeration, weed control, hazardous algae blooms and nuisance wildlife. Stormwater retention ponds will be addressed again during this year’s event.
“Since ponds are not a common natural landscape feature in our area, they need additional maintenance and care to function properly and meet the landowners’ expectations,” said Jake Hahn of SWCD. “Clermont SWCD’s goal is to help construct and maintain a safe, functional and attractive pond.”
To register for the free clinic, please call Clermont SWCD at 513-732-7075. Additional information is available at www.clermontswcd.org.
Mark D. Motz is the Community Relations Manager for the Clermont County Park District. A native Cincinnatian, he has worked for more than 25 years as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. Away from work, he enjoys photography, theater and spending time with his nine godchildren.