Bargain hunters are invited to the 6thAnnual Yard Sale Fundraiser to benefit the Save Blueberry & Sol’s Ponds Association, Inc. The event will be held rain or shine at the Brewster VFW, located at 989 Freeman’s Way in Brewster on Saturday, August, 18thfrom 8am to 3pm and Sunday, August 19th from 8am to 11am.
Donations that are clean, in good condition, and working order are urgently needed and can be dropped off the day before the sale, Friday, August 17th from 9am to 6 pm at the Brewster VFW.
Several years ago, a small group of concerned, local residents assembled with the shared concern about the vitality of Blueberry and Sol’s Ponds, which are in the same watershed. The 2009 Final Report by the Coastal Systems Group, School for Marine Science and Technology at UMASS Dartmouth classified the two ponds as nutrient impaired. High nitrogen and phosphorus levels in the sediment and water column can lead to excessive algal blooms during the summer, when recreational activity peak. Additionally, both ponds suffer from weed overgrowth and low water clarity, and the conditions will decline if left untreated.
“The success of our yard sale and the future of our ponds depend on our community,” Normand continues. “While this event was incepted to raise funds, it also allows us to raise awareness of and share our passion for the future of Blueberry and Sol’s Ponds.”
Through education, community outreach, and fundraising, the Save Blueberry & Sol’s Ponds Association is making a meaningful impact on the ponds. The Association is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, making all donations tax-deductible.
For more information about the Save Blueberry & Sol’s Ponds Association, its 6th Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser, or to make a tax-deductible donation of any size, please contact Glenda Normand at 508.896.5772.
Reprinted from an article in Cape Cod Today. Link here: https://capecodtoday.com/article/2018/08/12/241399-6th-Annual-Yard-Sale-Fundraiser-benefit-Save-Blueberry-Sol%E2%80%99s-Ponds
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