Workshop and annual spring fish sale

The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free workshop about managing wildlife from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.

The seminar will cover two tracks, managing nuisance wildlife and managing your land for attracting wildlife. Guest speakers and information will be provided by Ohio State University Extension, ODNR Division of Wildlife, USDA-NRCS and Trumbull SWCD.

Participants will receive materials and light refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free; however, registration is required as seating is limited.

Vendors such as nuisance trappers, seed companies, agricultural and wildlife type of businesses may participate with displays. Booth space is $10 and is payable to Trumbull SWCD. Deadline to register for the wildlife workshop is Feb. 10.

Also, it’s time to remind you that the SWCD’s annual spring live fish sale order will be taken through April 18 for pond stocking. White amurs, koi, bass, bluegill, catfish, perch, redear sunfish (shell crackers) and minnows are for sale.

White amurs and koi are often used for pond vegetation control. The white amurs cost $15 each and the koi cost $13 each. The other fish are available from 7 cents 85 cents per fish.

The fish sale pick up will be at the Mosquito Lake Parking area off of McCleary Jacoby Road and West Main Street (next to the cemetery) in Cortland on April 24.

Individuals who receive the district’s newsletter will be getting a fish sale order form within the publication. The order form can also be found on the district’s website at

To register or for more information on either the wildlife workshop or fish sale, call Amy at 330-637-2056, Ext. 111, or Kathy at 330-637-2056, Ext. 101.

Mike Wilson is the executive director of the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District and is a member of the Trumbull County Farm Bureau.