Lakes, Ponds & Streams

2015 Pond/Lake Management Workshops

Lincoln Workshop:  March 4 | Lower Platte South NRD, 3125 Portia

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Grand Island Workshop:  March 12 | College Park at Grand Island

Registration for this workshop has closed.  Thanks again to the Hall County Extension office for making it possible to open registration to a larger group!

Omaha Workshop: March 18 | Nebraska Extension Office, 8015 W. Center

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Have you ever experienced an algae bloom?  Fish kill? Murky water? Or do you just want to know what's going on in a lake or pond?

Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality,  Nebraska Game and Parks, and the Lower Platte South NRD will present a lake/pond management introductory workshop.  This workshop is free and open to everyone who makes pond/lake management decision or anyone who just wants to learn more.  There is no cost to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.

Workshop topics include:
  • How lakes function in Southeast Nebraska characteristics and challenges
  • Managing for fisheries
  • Project funding and regulations
  • Lake management planning
  • Resolving Common Maintenance Problems (Algae, leaks, undesirable fish, fish kills, clarity, erosion, nuisance animals)
  • Develop an individualized maintenance plan for your pond


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