Pond construction this year? Call
811, the hotline for JULIE(Joint
Utility Locating Information for Excavators)). Call no more than two weeks,
but at least 48 hours, before you begin digging (not including weekends and holidays).
Utilities will then mark their underground pipes, wires and cables with stakes,
flags or paint.
MPKS is a not for
profit, hobbyist organization whose members share a common interest in koi (Japanese
colored carp), goldfish, water gardens and backyard ponds. There are currently
about 500 members, mostly in Chicago and surrounding counties as well as Michigan,
Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and as far away as Hawaii. MPKS meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from January through October. You do not have to
be a member to attend.
This website hopes to provide an information repository
for all who are interested in any facet of the hobby. See our Site
Map for details. Visitors, please note - we are in Zones
5a and 5b. If you live in other climate zones, you will need to adjust accordingly.
Residents of warmer climates: Gloating is unseemly.
Midwest Pond & Koi Society
P.O. Box 3011 Lisle, IL 60532-8011 3124092081