Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a half-day workshop on pond construction and maintenance to be held in Waldo on Monday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The workshop will start out at the Waldo County University of Maine Extension office, 992 Waterville Road (Route 137), at 8 a.m. with Natural Resource Conservation Service civil engineer Lori Richter, who will talk on the design and construction of various types and styles of ponds.

Richter will be followed by a representative from the Department of Environmental Protection who will explain Maine state laws, regulations and permitting for privately owned ponds.

Next will be a speaker on pond biology giving participants an overview of how proper care and maintenance of a pond can enhance and protect the water quality needed to attract and support the flora and fauna associated with ponds.

The workshop will end with field visits to two or three local pond sites to look at varying designs as well as the do's and don’ts of pond construction and maintenance.

The cost of the workshop is $25. Morning coffee and doughnuts, as well as field snacks, will be offered. Preregistration is requested. Contact Waldo County Soil & Water at 218-5311, kym.sanderson@me.nacdnet.net or register online at waldocountysoilandwater.org/contact-us.