Splash Party leadin (1 of 1)If you are interested in ponds and all things connected, like plants and fish, why not become a member of the Austin Pond Society.

Meeting are held eleven months of the year which excludes December, at the Zilker Botanical Gardens Meeting Room on the third Monday of the month starting at 6:30 pm. They usually last about two hours and are generally attended by around fifty or so of our current membership. We usually have a speaker talking to us on the different and various aspects of ponding and many of them are from the local Gardening and Aquatic businesses around town. They are always interesting to listen to and provide a wealth of knowledge to the laymen (us). Incidentally, many of them are our sponsors and one of their benefits is a discount at many of their stores and places of business.

We have a Hospitality person who provides us with a light meal before the meeting. Deserts are also provided by the many members and some of them are out of this world. We also have an extensive library of books all related to ponding, for the D.I.Y person, plants, fish and everything else related to water gardening. The books are loaned free to members

We hold social meetings at some of the various restaurants around town and sometimes have members only tours set up to visit one of the local ponds, usually of one of the members.  I can promise you that you will get to meet a very nice bunch of people all with the same interest.

You can join in two different ways. One is by filling out the New Member form that you can reach at this link and either send it in or bring it to a meeting. The other is to go to the Shop link and register and pay on-line. Membership is for either an individual or a family and both cost the same at $30.

If you have any questions you can contact either Jeannie Ferrier  President or Francis Allcorn Webmaster

Hope you can join us.

Some of the Benefits of Membership

Membership in the Austin Pond Society is a wonderful way to meet other pond lovers and learn about the many joys of having a backyard pond. In addition to our regular monthly meetings where you’ll hear professionals speak on pond building, plants, fish and other wildlife. you’ll get to participate in hands-on demonstrations and give back to the community by helping us out at the Zilker Garden Center and area elementary schools where we teach and assist in building and maintaining their ponds.

  • As a member, you also receive these member-only benefits:POND-O-VAC – one week with a suggested donation of $25 plus deposit
    125 GALLON TRANSPORT TANK – $25 per week donation plus deposit
    GENERAL MEETING EACH MONTH – wonderful speakers, great food and friendship with like-minded folks
    THE MARKETPLACE – sign up and receive notification whenever pond equipment, Koi, goldfish and plants are being given away.
    POND STARS – experienced ponders can help with advice on your pond problems
    APRIL PLANT SWAP – bring a variety of plants and go home with your car full.
    MAY SPONSOR NIGHT – come and meet our APS sponsors and check out the newest products and enjoy great discounts.
    MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS – outings to members’ ponds, garden centers, water-lily growers, fish hatcheries
    WEBSITE – contains information on all aspects of APS activities
    THE STREAM – MONTHLY CALENDAR – keeps you current with the month’s activities
    COMMUNITY SERVICE – volunteer at Zilker Botanical Garden, the Zilker Garden Festival, and the Austin Pond Tour. Participate at the annual pond cleaning at Down Home Ranch or other sites that need our assistance
    AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT PROJECT BLUE SANTA – volunteer to wrap and / or deliver gifts to needy children at Christmas
  •  To join – Either go to the Shop Link and join on-line or print our Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it with your membership fee or bring it to our next meeting. We meet the third Monday of every month (except December) in the Zilker Garden Center on Barton Springs Rd at 6:30 pm. Our family membership is only $30.00 annually.

If  you want to become a member of the Austin Pond Society you can do so in a couple of ways. You can reach them both by following
THIS LINK

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