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Read article: Five Tips for Healthy Ponds
Five Tips for Healthy Ponds
Having a scenic and healthy pond on your property takes a little bit of strategy and time but does not have to be overwhelming.  Spring is a...
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Read article: Algae Growth on Ponds
Algae Growth on Ponds
Algae are simple aquatic plants that we often find growing in bodies of water throughout Illinois. We often associate algae with a slimy feeling that...

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Illinois Extension Hosts Successful Pond Management Workshop
In March, University of Illinois Extension hosted two successful workshops, in Mt. Vernon and Carlyle, focused on pond management, drawing 32 attendees across multiple counties, including Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington, and Wayne. Led by Illinois Extension educator Chris...
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Pond management workshop promotes stewardship, sound practices
DANVILLE, Ill. – Aquatic management of ponds and lakes takes careful thought and planning. Pond owners may struggle with algae growth or fish population. University of Illinois Extension teamed up with Purdue University Extension to present a Pond Management Workshop this summer at Forest Glen...


Duane Friend

Duane Friend

State Master Naturalist Coordinator and Climate Change Specialist