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The Extension Newsletter is published bi-monthly. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator, or call our the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416.

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Alabama Master Naturalist Program

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The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!

Learning to Prevent Aquatic Weeds and Filamentous Algae

 

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By far, the most common call Extension receives related to ponds is how to control pondweeds.  However, prevention is one of the most effective methods to reduce and ultimately control problem aquatic weeds and filamentous algae.

To address these issues, Norm Haley, Regional Extension Agent, conducted a hands-on pond management workshop, with over 20 people in attendance at the Village at Cook Springs. Spencer Bradley, also a regional agent, provided assistance.

Aquatic plants take hold due to shallow and clear water, excess nutrients, and intentional and accidental introductions. Participants learned that limiting these characteristics with a combination of proper pond construction along with regular care and maintenance is the key to reducing weed problems.