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Pit and Pond Management Workshops

There are a couple of workshops coming up on managing small waters, pits and ponds:

Lake and pond management workshops scheduled in Omaha, Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free workshops are scheduled in Omaha and Lincoln this spring for anyone who makes decisions about lakes and ponds or wants to learn more about protecting them.

The two-hour workshops begin at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. The first workshop will be in Omaha on March 21 at the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Road. Register at go.unl.edu/OMAHALakes; the deadline is March 19. The other workshop will be in Lincoln on March 26 at the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, 3125 Portia St. Register at go.unl.edu/LINCOLNLakes; the deadline is March 22.

The workshops are a joint effort of the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The workshops are intended for landowners and others interested in learning about:

— How southeast Nebraska lakes function

— Managing waters for fisheries

— Project funding and regulations

— Lake management planning

— Resolving maintenance problems

— Developing a private pond maintenance plan

— Understanding invasive species

For more information, contact Katie Pekarek at kpekarek2@unl.edu or 402-413-1166.

As the news release says, these workshops are intended especially for pit or pond owners.  Let me suggest if you are an avid angler of those types of habitats, and many Nebraska anglers are, you could learn a lot too!  Think about signing up!

Managed properly, Nebraska pits and ponds can produce some of the biggest fish in the state!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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