The local Division of Wildlife Resources is up to something fishy, in a good way! Plans announced early this year for urban fishing ponds in Maeser continue to progress. According to Aaron Averett of Sunrise Engineering, it’s possible the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers will be issued in January, in which case construction could begin in July or August. The possibility of the project came to life when a landowner at the mouth of Dry Fork Canyon offered to donate property for the fish ponds. The initial plans have been scaled back, explains Averett, with 2 ponds now rather than 3. It’s been proposed the ponds be stocked with a variety of fish with the largest pond possibly having trout. Funding for the project is coming through the state Division of Wildlife Resources. Similar urban fish ponds have been a success in communities throughout Utah.