Lake Management Workshops

Lake Management Workshops

attendees of lake management workshop

Spring will be here before we know it and that means enjoying the outdoors! Its time for kayaking, swimming and fishing.  And, if you are a pond or lake owner, it's time to think about what kind of management strategies you will use for your pond or lake this year.  

Photo of a lake

The University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and Nebraska Game and Parks have joined together to offer a lake management workshop for private land owners.  This workshops is free and open to everyone who makes decisions for and about lakes and ponds OR anyone who wants to learn more about protecting them. If you’ve ever had an algae bloom, fish kill, murky water, or just want to know what’s going on in the lake, this workshop is for you.  There is no cost to attend these workshops, but reservations are required.  This year, there will be two workshops offered:

  • March 21, 2018 at the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Central Office (8015 W. Center Road Omaha, Nebraska) from 6-8pm
  • March 26, 2018 at the Lower Platte South NRD Office (3125 Portia St, Lincoln, NE 68521) from 6-8pm

Workshop topics include:

  • Identifying how lakes function in Southeast Nebraska: characteristics and challenges
  • Managing waters for fisheries
  • Project funding and regulations
  • Lake management planning
  • Resolving Common Maintenance Problems (Algae, leaks, undesirable fish, fish kills, clarity, erosion, nuisance animals)
  • Developing individualized lake management plans
  • Understanding invasive species

To register for the Lincoln workshop go to 

To register for the Omaha workshop go to 


Please contact Katie Pekarek at or (402) 413-1166 with any questions.

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