Programs and Events
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Place: Home of Annmarie and Randy Boduch
Address: 305 Cottrell Road, Greenwich, NY 12834
Please join The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a Landowner Workshop
When it comes to habitat, humans, and beavers are two species that adapt our environment to suit our needs. We create ponds to improve property value, divert stormwater, impound water for fishing, swimming or livestock, or to create wildlife habitat. However, landowners often inherit ponds which don’t meet their needs because of changing conditions, poor design, or lack of proper management.
Our presenter, Lydia Knickerbocker, is an intern with the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District. Lydia graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in May with a Bachelor’s of Technology degree in Wildlife Management. As part of her work for the district this summer, Lydia has been documenting the health and wildlife activity in ponds in our county.
Our main focus for this workshop will be to understand how ponds change over time, the difference between natural and man-made ponds, and what steps you can take to maintain a healthy pond to meet your goals.