Does your pond need a little extra work to make it nicer? Does it need a lot of work to get it in shape? Would you like to make your pond safer for others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you are just interested in learning more about pond care, this year’s Preble-Montgomery County Pond Clinic will have something for you.
The clinic will feature two ponds at the same site with two very different histories and different levels of maintenance through the years. Our speakers will address the good or not-so-good features of each pond. OSU Extension Pond Specialist Eugene Braig will speak about maintaining your pond and giving new life to an old pond. Eaton Fire Chief Brian Smith will give a Pond Safety presentation with some real-life examples. Preble Soil and Water Conservation District staff will talk about the history of the two ponds and what the SWCD offers to land owners. New to the Pond Clinic this year will be a panel discussion featuring Preble County Wildlife Officer Brad Turner, local pond owner Nathan Leis, as well as Eugene Braig and Brian Smith.
The Pond Clinic will be held on Thursday, June 1, at the Price Farm located at 46 Kayler Rd, Eaton. Look for signs from U.S. 127, just north of Eaton. A fish fry, catered by Bear Paw Catering, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Donations will be taken to help cover the meal cost. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude around 8 p.m.
The Pond Clinic, co-hosted by Preble and Montgomery SWCD, is free and open to everyone, and will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain it will be held indoors. Please bring your own lawn chairs. Make it a family event, and bring the kids, as local FFA members will be present to help entertain children during the program. RSVP and submit your questions for the panel discussion by May 26 by calling Preble SWCD at 937-456-5159.