Welcome to the Austin Pond Society.

by | Dec 29, 2017

The Pictures Above

The pictures that are shown above are the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest and will change on a monthly basis.

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To All Austin Pond Society Members.

The latest news regarding the Corona-19 virus and the impact that it has on the Austin Pond Society is as follows.

The City of Austin has opened up the Zilker Botanical Gardens but if you want to visit, you need to go online and register a spot as they are limiting the number of people allowed in at any given time. Access to the Clubhouse is still restricted with no availability date in sight for possibly a couple more months, and depending on the latest news on the virus, even later. Consequently, any future Austin Pond Society meetings inside the building have also been cancelled until further notice. This is a sad turn of events, not just for our Members but for all other organizations that are affected by this.
PLEASE NOTE.
Uppermost in our minds is the safety of our Members and we don’t want to put anyone at risk by holding a physical meeting.

THIS YEARS POND TOUR IS CANCELLED

2020 POND TOUR CANCELLED
The annual 2020 Austin Pond Society Pond Tour has been cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. We are very sorry about the cancellation, but felt it was best for the health of the pond owners and the people attending. Members, & Sponsors Pond photos & videos will be posted on the Austin Pond Society Facebook page, so check out our Facebook page often !
REMAINING UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR 2020
Due to the restrictions on public gathering because of the Corona Virus, There are no upcoming programs to announce. Hopefully, we will resume normal meetings next year 2021.

POND SITTERS

Do you have need for someone with the right knowledge to pond sit for you while you are away on a trip or something similar? We can help out our fellow Ponders in such times of need. Because maintaining a pond is fairly specialized, it is not easy to find someone to look after the pond if you as the pond owner, want to take a trip and be away for a few days. It would be doubly nice if you knew that person is also handy enough to make any small repairs that might be needed and it would certainly give you peace of mind during your absence. Read more here on Pondsitting.

ITEMS FOR SALE.

If you are thinking of rebuilding your pond or maybe starting a new one, there are several used pond items for sale that could give you a good start and at a lot cheaper price than buying new. Skimmers, filter boxes, waterfall boxes and such do not wear out and a used item is every bit as good as a new piece for less than half of the price. Check it out.Use this link to review the items available.

FISH RESCUE/REHOME

We sometimes get requests from pond enthusiasts who for various reasons, are no longer able to take care of their ponds and water features and are looking to shut down the ponds and re-home the fish. We have a very organized crew of volunteers with all of the equipment needed to perform this task. We also find new homes for the fish among our members as we have learned by experience that there is no sale for these fish regardless of the pedigree. If you have the need for this service, use the link to learn more about it

COME AND JOIN US.

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 – Use this link for details
    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 Zilker Gardens or other sites that need our assistance

  • To join – Go to the Wild Apricot link below and join on line or come to our next meeting where we take both cash and credit cards. 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.

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 the Form below to join

THE STREAM

Upcoming information about the Society

AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY – CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE.

OUR LIBRARIAN is Max Rice.

You can reach him at librarian@austinpondsociety.org

THE YELLOW BEAST POND VAC – CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS

The Austin Pond Society has invested in a new pond vacuum that is available for Members to rent. There is also a 125 gallon holding tank that can be rented on a weekly basis. Click on the image for details