FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 24,2021
CONTACT: Marcia Kielb, Board Member, Education Committee Chairperson
BREWSTER PONDS COALITION ANNOUNCES TWO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS
The Brewster Ponds Coalition is happy to announce that they will award two $1,000.00 scholarships this year, 2021, for one Nauset Regional High School senior and one Cape Cod Regional Technical High School senior. Applications with requirements are available at both guidance departments now or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a Brewster resident, a high school senior planning to continue their studies in Chemistry, Biology, Conservation, Sustainability Studies, Environmental Studies/Engineering, Marine Science, Fisheries and/or Wildlife Management, Renewable Power or similar fields of study, and will attend a 2 year or 4 year college.
Application should be made by completing the Scholarship Form and sending it to the scholarship
chairperson by April 10, 2021. A minimum of one reference and a transcript of student’s secondary school record must accompany the application.
For further information contact Marcia Kielb, Brewster Ponds Coalition Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 459, Brewster, MA 02631. email@example.com.
The Brewster Ponds Coalition mission is “protecting the health, beauty and enjoyment of the 83 Brewster ponds. It is a 501(C) 3 charitable nonprofit organization.
Please join us on Saturday morning, April 10th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, for Brewster Pond Coalition’s 2021 Pond Summit. This year’s topics include cyanobacteria, stopping erosion at Lower Mill Pond, and the announcement of an exciting new grant program!
We welcome Nancy Leland, an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Freshwater Biology and Ecotoxicology at the University of New Hampshire. Nancy will tell us about the Lower Mill Pond food web study that began in 2019. This study, conducted by BPC volunteer citizen scientists, is part of our overall research to understand cyanobacteria in our ponds. In addition, lead citizen scientist Marty Burke will describe what our volunteers are doing to identify cyanobacteria in local ponds and the aerosolized toxins that they generate in the air around them.
The Volunteers: BPC Board members Nancy Ortiz and Rob Condon will join Bruce Swiren for a chat about their successful stormwater retention project at Lower Mill Pond.
The Grant Program: BPC is pleased to announce the creation of a new grant program designed to support and incentivize community efforts to improve our ponds. Find out if your pond is eligible for funding to improve your pond’s water quality.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED.
BPC is updating its Brewster Ponds Guide for distribution this spring and we need YOUR PHOTOS showing people enjoying the public ponds: swimming, kayaking, sailing, fishing — just to name a few. We will feature one picture for each pond with credit to the photographer.
Public ponds that are featured in this guide are:
Long, Slough, Upper Mill, Flax, Sheep, Schoolhouse, Walkers, Nickerson Park Ponds, Cliff and Little Cliff.
To Submit Your Photo and Quote: DEADLINE MARCH 25
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, pond & short description, e.g. "Peach family kayaking at Upper Mill Pond"
The free BPC Ponds Guide is available from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, the Visitor Center, Town Hall, the Brewster Department of Natural Resources, Nickerson State Park Visitors Center, the Brewster Ladies Library, at trail heads, and at each pond that has a public access point/landing.
We are also looking for “POND FUN QUOTES”, e.g. “Mill Pond is just magical for kayaking in the twilight.”
Many thanks for contributing!