The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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May 4, 2013

Workshop to help producers keep ponds at their best

ENID, Okla. — A healthy pond can be a significant asset to any farming or ranching operation, but maintaining optimal fisheries production and water quality often requires appropriate knowledge and effort.

To help resource managers maximize their aquatic re-sources, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a pond management workshop 1-7 p.m. May 14 at the Noble Foundation Pavilion in Ardmore.

The workshop emphasizes pond management for sport fishing, but will address aspects of other pond goals-. It will feature sessions on:

• Designing and constructing impoundments.

• Water quality.

• Fish identification, ecology and stocking.

• Management of existing fisheries.

• Aquatic plant identification and management.

“Considerable misunderstanding and misinformation exists regarding ponds, which results in mismanagement of this valuable resource,” said Mike Porter, wildlife and fisheries consultant.

Registration fee is $20, and the cost includes dinner.

To register, go to www.noble.org/agevents or call Jackie Kelley at (580) 224-6360.

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