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DRUMRIGHT, OK – Central Tech will be hosting a Pond Management class on Friday, July 29 at the Drumright campus from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m for a total cost of $10.

Participants will start class in the Business Development Building, 201 North Settle Drive, but won’t be staying there for long. A tour of three pond sites close to the Drumright campus will happen during this class. “The pond management tour is an opportunity to see ways to improve your pond whether it’s for aesthetics or functionality reasons, that will in turn, increase your property’s value,” said Agribusiness Management Coordinator Whitney Harrison.

The three hour class will give students a working knowledge and checklist to inspect ponds to ensure overall longevity as well as information on tools and resources available through local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offices.

“Many people are not aware of the programs NRCS has available, this will give pond owners a chance to learn and ask questions,” said Harrison.

According to her, attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts with information on a variety of topic.

“Our local NRCS conservationists will be on hand to discuss funding and design resources that they have available to our area producers,” she said.

Other experts participants will have the opportunity to receive advice from include:

  • OSU Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Aquaculture Dr. Marley Been
  • Cheryl Cheadle from the Oklahoma Conservation Commission’s Water Quality Blue Thumb Program State Coordinator
  • Water Quality Monitoring Specialist with Oklahoma Conservation Commission Wes Shockley.

By DeAnna MaddoxCushing Citizen