Phosphorus removal accomplished by harvesting pond plants from Elbow Pond
Sometimes a pond needs a little help from its friends. Its water quality may be degrading, causing low clarity or excessive pond plant growth. Perhaps there’s a nutrient loading problem from stormwater run-off. Your neighbors and you may not know what to do, but the Brewster Ponds Coalition can help.
Contact the Brewster Ponds Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-258-9801. After an exploratory conversation, BPC representatives will determine whether or not your situation or problem falls under the BPC mission. If it does, the BPC can lend a hand, bringing neighbors together to understand the issues affecting your pond and assisting in developing an action plan. In addition, the BPC can hold contributed funds as tax-deductible donations in a dedicated account and pay invoices for the project.
Example 1: Seymour Pond
With initial consultation assistance from the BPC, association neighbors undertook a project to improve an existing stormwater drainage system to prevent runoff and erosion across their beach. Volunteers worked together in a very cost-effective way to repair existing infrastructure and construct a new retention system to redirect rainwater away from the pond.
Click here to see a PDF of a slide presentation of this project