Sixty people attended two workshops presented by BPC partner Crocker Nurseries last week. Now a videotape of the workshop and the full plants list handed out the workshop is available. Click here to see video and plants list.
This paddle was previously postponed last Saturday due to cold, windy conditions. This Saturday promises to be ideal weather. LAST CHANCE. Only 2 spots remain!
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UPDATE: Both sessions are full! Any further registrations will be put on a wait-list and contacted of there are any cancellations!
On August 8, 2020, the Cyanobacteria Advisory postings at Seymour Pond were REMOVED at the neighborhood association landings after two weeks of monitoring and water sampling. Once a toxin is released the wind, waves, and temperatures can change the locale of the bloom and toxins. Guidelines established by the MA Department of Health suggest the two week quarantine. The Cyanobacteria and associated toxin levels have dropped to a low risk level for swimming and other recreational water activities.
We continue to monitor our freshwater ponds in Brewster in collaboration with The Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod (apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/) to provide timely notification to our residents of potentially harmful algal blooms. For additional information, please also visit www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water .
One of the largest group yard sales that takes place annually on Cape Cod is happening this year! In order to stay Covid-Safe, this event which attracts hundreds of buyers each year, will be held at various locations in the Blueberry Pond and Millstone Village neighborhoods. Both neighborhoods are off Millstone Road, the first at Blueberry Pond Drive and the second at Lund Farm Way. Masks are required and no location may host more than 25 people at any time.
Shoppers will find hundreds of items including furniture, art, books, household items, toys, games and puzzles, collectibles, tools, jewelry, baked goods and more. Reversible masks will also be sold.
Questions or Want to Donate?
For more information about the Save Blueberry and Sol’s Ponds Association, its 8th Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser, or to make a tax-deductible donation of any size, please contact Candy Lucenti 978-239-2763.
The BPC 2020 Annual Meeting will be held in just under two weeks, on Saturday morning, August 8, 2020 and begin at 9AM sharp via Zoom - the popular online meeting host that so many of us have become accustomed to during these times of social distancing.
The meeting will include a brief discussion of goals and accomplishments, a business meeting and the announcement of newly elected Board members followed by a lively and informative talk by Sophia Fox (below,) the Aquatic Ecologist at the Cape Cod National Seashore, on Climate Change and its impact on FreshWater Ponds on Cape Cod.
To get more information on the Annual Meeting, read more about the 2020 Board Members and RSVP to participate in this years online Zoom Meeting visit the 2020 Annual Meeting page under the About tab.
On Saturday July 25, a Cyanobacteria Advisory has been posted by the Seymour Pond neighborhood association at prominent landings due to visible Cyanobacteria blooms.
This is due to elevated levels of Phycocyanin which does indicate high levels of cyanobacteria.
At this time the water is unsafe for children and pets.
Until further notice:
If you have any questions please contact:
Marty Burke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gwen Pelletier - email@example.com
For additional information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water
Donations Of Items For Sale and Contributions Appreciated
Save Lower Mill Pond YARD SALE
Saturday, July 25 8AM-2PM
On Run Hill Road on the right before the Brewster Transfer Station.
The recently formed Save Lower Mill Pond group is holding a community yard sale on Saturday, July 25th starting at 8AM. (Rain Date Sunday, July 26th.) Proceeds will go to the construction of a storm water runoff retention basin to prevent polluted, nutrient-rich road runoff from reaching the pond waters.
Face Masks and Social Distancing Are Required
If you have items you would like to donate, drop off is Friday, 7/24 from 2 PM to 6 PM. Items should be clean and in good, working condition. Please no electronic equipment, computers, winter sporting equipment, TV’s, clothes, pillows, exercise equipment, large furniture.
Should you prefer to make a monetary donation please click here to make a tax deductible contribution by credit card or E-check. Under notes, please specify Lower Mill Pond Fund. If you prefer, you can send a check made payable to Brewster Ponds Coalition Memo: Lower Mill Pond Fund to BPC, PO Box 459, Brewster, MA 02631. Any amount donated will be greatly appreciated.
The first day of harvesting went very well with more than 4 TONS of plants being removed and taken to the Town Of Brewster Transfer Station for composting. The intent of this project is to remove a large enough quantity of phosphorus from the pond sediment/water column so that it leads to improved water quality over time.
Many thanks to Ryan Burch from the Brewster DNR who operated the town owned Eco-Harvester all day as well as to volunteers Peter Trull, Konrad Schultz, Brian Penney, John Hall and Team Leader John Keith.