RUSTON – Anyone interested in learning more about constructing and managing a farm pond is encouraged to attend a free Farm Pond Construction and Management Workshop on August 16 in Farmerville. The workshop is hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Trailblazer RC&D. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Police Jury Annex, 303 East Water Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, and conclude at 7:30 p.m.
Farm ponds store water for farm animals and irrigation, create a great wildlife habitat, provide recreation opportunities, and benefit the local ecosystem. During the workshop, professional conservationists will discuss pond planning and construction, water quality, weed control, nutrient issues, pond stocking, and information on USDA NRCS technical and financial assistance.
Registration is free and can be done by emailing your name, contact information, and workshop name to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Trailblazer RC&D at (318) 255-3554 and leaving your name and contact information plus the name of the workshop on the answering machine.
This workshop is provided free to the public by the partnership and support of ENABLE Midstream Partners; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; Burnham Construction; Canfor Southern Pine; Bossier Parish Police Jury; Union Parish Police Jury; 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.