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Aquatic Weed Management Workshop

algae growing on pond

Attend this workshop to learn how to manage algae and aquatic weeds in ponds.

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the auditorium of the Agriculture Building, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro – click here for directions

To register:
This workshop is FREE but pre-registration is required by Thursday September 8, 2016. To pre-register, please do one of the following:


Review slides and resources covered during this workshop:

This workshop will focus on identification and management of common aquatic weedsand algae found in ponds and other water bodies in Chatham County and the central NC piedmont. Pond owners and managers will learn what options are available to have a healthy pond without invasive weed species.

This workshop will not cover construction and other issues related to building a pondor managing a pond for fish, but will focus solely on aquatic weeds and their control measures, including the use of herbicides, physical removal, grass carp, and measures to prevent aquatic weed infestations. This workshop will be taught by Charlotte Glen, Agriculture Extension Agent for horticulture and Sam Groce, County Extension Director of the Chatham County Center.

Certified pesticide applicators who attend the workshop will receive 2 hours of pesticide recertification credits for subcategories Aquatics (A), Demonstration and Research (N), Dealer (D) and Specialty Training (X).

Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email:

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sam Groce, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email, or in person at the Chatham County Extension Center at least 7 days prior to the event.