Welcome to the Austin Pond Society.
WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK
New This Week
This week, we have the following:
Click here to read Rodney Lewis Passing
Click hereThe Stream
Click hereCalendar Photo Contest Information
Click hereNews of the Mayfield Park Project
Click hereNew Pond Related Items for Sale
Click hereFish Rescue Information
Click here25th Annual Pond Tour Information
Click on the links to read all about these items.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS and OTHER INFORMATION
It is with heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Rodney Lewis, a past Board Member of the
Austin Pond Society. It was only 6 months ago when we announced the passing of Keith Neuse,Rodney’s Partner who passed away after a very brief illness. Rodney and Keith were a unique couple who will be missed.
Rodney’s viewing will be THIS Wednesday July 11th from 6pm-8pm at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin 78745 followed the next day, Thursday, July 12th a Funeral Service at Metropolitan Community Church, MCC AT 8601 S. 1st.Austin 78748, at 10am.
The graveside service will be in Oatmeal Texas.
MAYFIELD PARK PROJECT
Our sponsor, Water Garden Gems, replaced the pump to a larger one for our giant bog. We added a nice big log for the turtles to sun on and added bluing to help with the algae growth. We have also added about 15 large Koi. Now we can sit back and watch the lilies and lotus bloom. Thanks Steven Monfrini and all of the volunteers that have helped at Mayfield. Our July meeting will be held at Mayfield..
Update on Mayfield Pond: Ruben and Steven finished working on the bog and its up and running. The plants are growing and all the fish are happy. It was great to have 18 volunteers at our last Mayfield cleanup, thanks to all.
ARE YOU BUILDING A POND OR WANTING TO CHANGE OR ADD SOMETHING TO YOUR EXISTING ONE?
There are new items available in the Marketplace. See the pictures which include two Savio Skimmers, a Fibreglass Rock Waterfall, a Savio Waterfall/Filter box and other items. Use this link for more information.
You must be a member to take advantage of the different services that the Austin Pond Society offers. Membership is only $30.00 for Individual and Family Memberships. Use this link to go to the Form.
Austin Pond Society Meeting – June 2018
Would you like to become a Pond Society sponsor?
Austin Pond Society and Mayfield Park
The City has given the go ahead to the Mayfield Park Ponds Project and work has already started. Jeannie, our President is looking for a few able bodied pond enthusiasts to help with catching the fish and lifting the existing plants, lilies and rocks out of the two ponds that are going to be renovated. The City will then in turn, repair the ponds to prevent them from leaking and upon completion, the plants etc will be returned to the ponds. This is a great opportunity to learn more about ponding on a bit larger scale but the knowledge can be applied to any sized pond
If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please Contact Jeannie Ferrier at President@austinpondsociety.org
AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY – CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE.
OUR LIBRARIAN is Margaret Boeneke.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE ARE NEW ITEMS FOR SALE IN THE MARKETPLACE.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE..
Do you have any used pond or garden equipment laying around that you would like to sell, swap or give away?
Upon completion of the form required to describe the objects, the articles will be posted on the website. They will sell quicker if you have pictures showing your articles. Please note: Any dealings that take place are between the seller and the buyer. Please read the full disclaimer posted on the Marketplace page. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FORM