Saturday’s tour features 10 backyard ponds |

Saturday’s tour features 10 backyard ponds

Staff Reports

Special to The R-C

Ponds from Carson Valley and Carson City are featured on this year’s pond tour.

The Northern Nevada Pond Club has been conducting the annual tours for close to 10 years.

“The tour is a means of attracting new members and also a fundraising event. Our dues are so very minimal that the tour helps supplement the treasury,” said club member Melanie Miller. “We use our funds for educational meetings for our members, tours to Sacramento or Reno to see various other ponds and Koi sellers, and our Christmas dinner and summer barbecue.”

Saturday’s tour has 10 ponds on the schedule — five in the Carson City area which are toured from 9 a.m. to noon, and five in the Carson Valley area which are toured from noon to 4 p.m.

Maps and addresses are available with the ticket purchase.

“This year’s tour features one of the larger ponds in the membership — 5,500 gallons, including two waterfalls and a bridge over the middle of the pond,” Miller said. “There will also be smaller ponds, giving people a wide variety of ponds that might fit into their backyard setup. We encourage people to attend the pond tour to learn about building ponds in their own landscapes, education regarding pond health, Koi health and general fun.”

The goal of the Northern Nevada Pond Club is to encourage the building, use and enjoyment of backyard ponds.

They meet 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at various members homes with a potluck dinner, then meeting.

“This way we all get to see and enjoy each others ponds and learn from their experiences, both in the building and maintenance of a healthy pond,” Miller said.

Information regarding membership is available at each home on the pond tour, or by calling Sharon Dunk at 267-0336 or Miller at 783-8584.

Tickets for the tour cost $10 per person or $15 per couple. They can be purchased at the Greenhouse Garden Center on Curry Street in Carson City, Plant It Nursery on Centerville Lane in Gardnerville, and Bridger Mountain Boutique in the Carson Mall.

For more information about the pond tour, contact Dunk or Mona Coleman at 267-3458.