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NFC: Fw: Pond restoration
A new NFC project :) Penasecola area folks feel free to help !
Save those Fishes, Join the Native Fish
Love those gartersnakes?
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<david at mccrorycontrols_com>
To: "robert a rice" <robertrice at juno_com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 09:47:07 -0500
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Thanks for the help with the killies. Contacted
Gray and set up a trip for this saturday. Dick Stober will be unable to go with
us. He will be out of town for about a month. My daughter's elementary school
has a "pond" on the school property that they want to turn into a wetlands
habitat. It is near the base of the city water tower and is currently home to
thousands of crawfish. The water supply is erratic and is basically supplied by
the city workers doing routine maintenance on the tower. They have agreed to
supplement the rainwater as needed. I am going to offer to stock the pond with
fish and plants and would like to pick your brain from time to time. I believe
this will be a good way to educate the kids about our native species and get
them involved in conservation at an early age. Our city school system has an
excellent science curriculum. Our K-1 center has a science building, called The
Pelican's Nest, that is staffed by a degreed marine bioligist. Any advice you
could give would be greatly appreciated.