(Dublin) – Before construction begins for the Brandon Park pond restoration project, the City is asking residents to help save the inhabitants of the pond on Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. – noon.
The pond located in Brandon Park (7800 Brandonway Drive) will undergo a restoration project later this fall due to declining ecological health. This project will enhance the existing pond by enlarging, deepening, and benching areas to create a variety of aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems will promote the ability of the pond to sustain aquatic life and give the community a place to enjoy an enhanced park experience.
Before construction begins and the pond is drained, volunteers are needed to assist in the catch and release of pond inhabitants including fish, frogs and turtles.
There will be a variety of methods used, including volunteers in canoes/kayaks to net/dredge for fish and a “bucket brigade” of volunteers to transfer the catches up to “holding tanks” via buckets on the dock area. The fish in the temporary holding tanks will be transferred into buckets and loaded on a truck for transport to nearby ponds for release.
Volunteers should be 14 years of age, or accompanied by a parent/guardian. Families are welcome. Those who can bring their own canoe or kayak are especially needed.
To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Maurer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the project, visit: dublinohiousa.gov/brandon-park-pond-restoration
Sarah McQuaide, Public Information Officer
614.410.4523 – Desk
614.593.9438 – Cell