The ESHA board approved to allocate $1,000 again this year toward fish stocking (bluegill, crappie, perch, and bass). Several years ago, we increased the fish stocking budget because of back to back years of severe fish winter kills. We’ve had a few years of mild winters now, which helps limit winter kill. The fish will also help to keep snail populations down by eating the small snails. If you fish in our ponds, please be sure to practice catch and release. This will help maintain healthy fish populations for all residents to enjoy fishing our ponds for years to come. We also don’t recommend eating the fish from our ponds due to storm water runoff, and the potential for various chemicals to enter the ponds from our streets and yards.
–Jim Wilkinson, Pond Treatment Coordinator