HAWLEY - Ponds and lakes are a common feature of the landscape in Northeastern Pennsylvania providing a source of enjoyment for many residents.

Although they occur naturally in this area, many ponds and lakes have been constructed for a variety of purposes. Regardless of its origin or intended use, management of a pond or lake may present the individual landowner or community organization with many complex and difficult management decisions.

To assist private pond owners and members of lake-based community organizations with making informed and sound management decisions this workshop will be held at the PPL Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 in Hawley on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of lake and pond ecology and management.

Topics to be addressed include lake ecology and monitoring, aquatic plant control, restoration of lakes and ponds and wildlife issues.

The cost of the workshop is $25 per person and includes continental breakfast and informational materials.

Registration is available at http://extension.psu.edu/pond-and-lake-management.

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, call the Pike County Cooperative Extension office.

For more information or to register, contact the Pike County Cooperative Extension Office at (570) 296-3400. The registration deadline is May 1.