FARMINGTON — Would you like to have a new pond built or renovate an existing pond for stocking fish, or for wildlife, or just to enhance your property?

Plan to attend a conference on pond construction and maintenance on Tuesday, April 7, at the Farmington Municipal Building’s downstairs conference room to get all your questions answered in a clear and concise manner.

Candi Gilpatric, a civil engineer for over 20 years with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and a Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife service employee, will discuss the importance of oxygen levels and temperature for fish health along with other biology type information such as algae, cattails, etc.

Bring all your pond questions to share and to find the answers to.

Each participant will leave with their own “Ponds – Planning, Design, Construction” handbook and a certificate of participation, plus new knowledge about ponds.

Preregistration is required. A registration form may be picked up at the 107 Park St. office or downloaded at www.franklincswcd.org — look under press releases and click on the workshop you are interested in.

Registration forms must be returned, with payment of $20 before April 1 or $25 after March 31, to Franklin County SWCD, 107 Park St., Farmington, ME 04938.


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