Welcome to the Michigan Koi & Pond Club Website
The purpose of the Michigan Koi & Pond Club is to promote the keeping, appreciating and exhibiting of Koi, also known as Nishikigoi, as well as water gardening as a hobby. The Club engages in educational activities related to our hobby and strives to disseminate information to our members and to the general public.
The MKPC was founded in 1996 and continues to meet monthly from March through November. We strive to provide an array of topics and educational activities that are both interesting and useful for our members whether a newcomer to this hobby or an experienced pond keeper. Monthly newsletters are sent to our members from March through October. Our Pond Tour is an annual event for us and is located in a different city each year within the tri-county area around Detroit. In 2012, the MKPC held its first Koi Show which has now become an annual event.
Meetings and events are generally held the third Saturday of the month, usually at 1 pm. Please visit the Upcoming Events section for more information on our next meeting.
We appreciate your interest and encourage newcomers to contact us if you have any questions.
Solar Energy for Your Pond? Yes, you can!
From time to time over the years, some members have thought and asked about using solar power.
If you own a pond or water feature, the one thing we have all learned is that the cost of electricity is not cheap and continues to rise. Imagine if you could run heaters and or multiple pumps for your pond or water feature without worrying about cost, wouldn’t that be great?
Join us Saturday, May 16th at 1:00 PM, we are inviting you to explore that possibility.
Bonnie and Conrad Richards, who are currently using solar energy to run their pond, have invited the Michigan Koi and Pond Club to their home for a very informative presentation on running your pond and or water feature with solar.
While solar can be costly, small home-made systems, capable of running your pond/water feature are very cost effective. In the long run, it’s far cheaper than continuing to buy from the power companies. It is also renewable, you won’t have to worry about running out of sunlight.
In addition to cost saving, solar has others benefits such as it makes no noise while performing its function of collecting energy, and after your initial cost, there are no monthly payments to the power company. Most of us will recover our cost to build the system in about two years.
After this presentation, you will realize what you thought of as impossible is the possible.
By the way, if you’re concerned about the environment, here is your chance to make a difference because it’s an environmentally friendly source of energy.
Looking forward to seeing everyone for this presentation.
Bonnie & Conrad Richard’s Home
19766 imperial Hwy
Redford MI. 48240
Please RSVP by calling Ervin Daniels: 248-969-2110