The board decided at the last board meeting to shut down the forum here on the website. There has been little activity on it in the last few years, and we would often see people post a question, only to have no responses at all. Rather than have people be disappointed about not getting an answer, we've decided to encourage people to use communication channels that have more activity and are more likely to get responses.
If you have a pond-related question, please use one of the following means to reach us:
1. Post the question on our Facebook page.
2. Ask at a monthly meeting.
3. Send an email to
APS volunteers went to the AISD Memorial Pond on Sunday Nov. 2 and
put in 22 man hours to cleanout and restore the pond. We took out gallons of
green scum.and rescued five large gold fish and several frogs. We built a
fish cave and added several new plants. We then repaired the waterfall before filling
the pond with fresh water. The pond now contains five happy goldfish and frogs. Thanks
to APS member Steven Monfrini for getting this together.
The following Sunday, November 9, the APS volunteers spent the morning cleaning out the
stream and several ponds at Zilker Botanical Gardens.. We put in 15 man hours on this day
There are pictures on the Facebook page about these actions taken by the Austin Pond Society Volunteers..
Members - Plan on coming to the meeting this coming Monday, October 20. We will be nominating the Board and we still need people for the following positions, Parliamentarian, Public Relations and Special Events. The actual voting will take place at the November Meeting.
At 7:00 pm, the Speaker will be Dr. Alfredo Geigel-Ortis and his topic will be Fish Care, Fish Health and what to watch for.
Hope to see you there at Zilker Botanical Gardens.
Calendar Contest Results...
The winners of the four categories, Ponds and Pond Features, Fish,
Wildlife (associated with a pond) and Pond Plants are listed below in the order of 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Ponds - Glen Hubenthal, Julienne Smith and Frank Allcorn
Fish - Sam Jenkins, Steven Monfrini and Darren Bayhi
Wildlife - Jack Marshall, B.J. Jenkins, Jeannie Ferrier
Pond Plants - Jack Marshall, Kyle Goins and Cynthia Bayhi
The overal winner with the best picture as voted by the members is Sam Jenkins. His picture will also be the cover picture.
There is still time to order a calendar. The cost is $10 which must be paid in advance. Contact Jeannie Ferrier at
The Calendars will be distributed at the November 17th Meeting
They make great gifts and Christmas is comong...
Below is a picture of the third place Goldfish Pond by Frank Allcorn
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