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FREE FARM POND WORKSHOP APRIL 21 NEAR HAUGHTON

by Minden Press-Herald

Construction and Management Tips for a Maintaining a Healthy Pond

A free Farm Pond Construction and Management Workshop will be offered on April 21, 2023, at Red Oak Lake near Haughton, Louisiana.  Engineer Jacob Paul and biologist Jeff Sibley will discuss pond planning and construction, water quality, weed control, nutrient issues, pond stocking, and information on USDA NRCS technical and financial assistance.  Jacob Paul is an engineer with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Jeff Sibley is a fisheries biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Red Oak Lake, 1495 Potter Road, Haughton, Louisiana, and conclude at 2 p.m.  On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m.  There is no charge to attend this workshop, but because food will be served, pre-registration is requested.  To pre-register or for more information on the workshop, call or text (318) 237-8350 and provide your contact information and the name of the workshop at least three days prior to the event.  

This workshop is provided free to the public by the partnership and support of Drax, Mudd & Holland Consulting Engineers, Burnham Construction, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Trailblazer RC&D.

Trailblazer RC&D is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, coordination, partnership development, and technical assistance projects to encourage strong communities, sustainable agriculture, and a healthy environment.

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