Press Release

Monday, June 05, 2017


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

Pond Management Workshops Scheduled in Lee and Washington Counties

TUPLEO AND GREEVILLE - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau is conducting a pond management workshop in Lee County. The workshop will be held at the Elvis Presley Lake Office located at 272 Road 995 near Tupelo on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. Those interested in attending this workshop are asked to register by calling the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2212.

The Washington County workshop is a collaborative effort between the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service office in Washington County.  The workshop will be held at the Extension Service Office located at 148 North Edison Street in Greenville on Thursday evening, June 15 at 6 p.m.  Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to register by calling the Washington County Extension Service Office at (662) 334-2670.

An hour-long presentation will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, aquatic 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 Bureau Assistant Director Larry Bull. “We talk to many people each year who request assistance 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.”   

For more information regarding fishing and pond management in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.