ZNA Club Service Event at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.
For ten years, ZNA Potomac has been assisting the staff at the National Arboretum to care for the hundreds of koi that reside year round in the 115,000 gallon water garden at the Administration Building. Club members have provided technical advice and support for water quality management, nutrition and general fish health care. Members also have participated in several critical maintenance activities, loaning equipment and labor to the efforts. In May 2006, club members helped to catch and sort over 865 koi from the water garden. selecting 750 "excess" koi for sale to the public. Although the Arboretum's annual plant sale is a "must" in the Washington area, this was the first time koi had been sold. Koi club members helped with the sale by catching and bagging the fish. Advice on koi care, health issues, "heron protection" and related topics were provided along with koi health care printed information.
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