- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal park officials in San Francisco say they’ve finished the first phase of an experimental - and deadly - attempt to restore native fish to a local pond.

Officials at San Francisco’s Presidio purposely poisoned a four-acre pond known as Mountain Lake earlier this month. Officials say the plan is to restock Mountain Lake with native creatures after the foreign fish are gone.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that workers post-poisoning retrieved 842 carp and other fish that San Franciscans had dumped into the pond over the years.

Park officials plan to test the waters in May and then start restocking the pond’s original three-spined sticklebacks, Western pond turtles and chorus frogs. A so-called amnesty pond is planned nearby for people to keep dumping their carp and other fish.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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