JACKSON -The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting pond management workshops in Forrest and Marion Counties. The Forrest County workshop will be held at the Paul B. Johnson State Park Office located at 319 Geiger Lake Road near Hattiesburg on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending this workshop are asked to register by calling the Forrest County Extension Service Office at (601) 545-6083.
The Marion County workshop will be held at the Marion County Extension Service Office at 1060 Hwy 13 S, in Columbia on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending this workshop are asked to register by calling the Marion County Extension Service Office at (601) 736-8251.
An hour-long presentation will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming, and fertilization. A question-and-answer period will follow. “These workshops will allow biologists and private pond owners the opportunity to discuss all aspects of pond management,” said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Stephen Brown. “We talk to many people each year who want help managing their ponds, and this is a great way for us to provide personal how-to information that can help pond owners achieve their goals.”