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PHOTOS: Vince Luecke
A Tuesday workshop drew people from several counties to Oriole Pond along Indiana 66 in far northeast Perry County. Purdue Extension, the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District and the U.S. Forest Service joined forces to present a pond management workshop that focused on pond health and aquatic weed identification and control. Above, the group of around 25 people works to identify weeds. Left, U.S. Forest Service fish biologist Len Kring demonstrates one of the tools offering mechanical control of aquatic weeds. “This is an old-fashioned Extension workshop, Extension Educator Sara Dzimianski said. “No technology but good advice and hands-on demonstrations.” Kring has worked on improving the pond, which holds a nice fish population but like many bodies of water is made less accessible due to aquatic weeds.
On Oriole Pond