Stumped by a Stormwater Pond? Learn How to Care for It at Aug. 19 Workshop

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2021) - A healthy, pretty stormwater pond is good for aesthetics, wildlife, and the environment. But whether the pond belongs to one owner or an entire community, it takes care and attention to make it flourish. Find out how during a free, tri-county Extension Service virtual workshop on Thursday, Aug. 19.

The Healthy Ponds for Healthy Communities workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Extension agents from Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties will team up to share their knowledge and resources. Residents, homeowner association board members, commercial property managers and anyone else who lives or works in one of the three counties and who would like to learn more about pond stewardship is invited to attend.

Small and large stormwater ponds alike are catch-alls not only for rainwater, but also runoff that can contain vehicle fluids, excess fertilizer, herbicides, pet waste, and even trash. Ongoing maintenance is vital to keeping them looking and smelling good, providing a healthy habitat for fish and wildlife, and filtering water in connected systems before it goes to lakes, streams, rivers, and Tampa Bay.

Advance registration for Healthy Ponds for Healthy Communities is required in order to obtain the workshop link. Register online.

The event also will be closed captioned for the hearing impaired. For more information, call (813) 744-5519 Ext. 54142 or email


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