Hydrilla is down, herring counts are up, water quality is good. Where else can you find so much good news packed in one place?
The spring newsletter is out, and is available here, but the news you need most is the annual meeting:
July 16, 2017, 4:00 PM
At the home of John and Deirdre Kayajan, 32 Heath Row (off Old Mill)
Read the final report on hydrilla removal in Mystic, and learn how to sign up to be a herring counter. Find the latest on gray willows, and read a profile of past IPA board president and active community volunteer Alex Frazee. And a cartographical bonus: an 1871 map of the Indian Ponds area. It’s all in the Winter 2017 IPA Newsletter.
You can read about pond water levels, hydrilla removal, and, astonishingly, the presence of a golden eagle on Cape Cod. It’s all here.
There’s hydrilla news, a recap of the annual meeting, and, in an IPA first, a poem. Read it all here.
Water sampling! Stand-up paddleboarding! And the all-important tick bite survival guide. It’s all here.
It’s all about birds, water levels, and a very important lake management award for the Town of Barnstable. Read it here.
Read about the Hamblin Pond alum treatment, which was a smashing success. And our one species of hummingbird (no spoilers here). As well as a tribute to a volunteer who sets the standard for volunteering — Holly Hobart. We will miss her, but wish her well in her new boat/home in Seattle. All that, and more, right here.
And has been, for quite some time. But, in case you missed it, read up on herring counts, hydrilla control, and the (now completed) alum treatment for Hamblin Pond. You can find it here, or on our archive page.
Get the run-down on IPA activities in 2014, and plans for this year. Meet a charismatic plankton and an elusive predator. And find out how to sign up for this year’s herring count because, all signs to the contrary, it will be spring soon. Read the newsletter here, or find it and all previous issues on the newsletter archive page.
Also included in this issue is a letter from our board president, Alex Frazee, outlining the reasons that IPA membership is so important to our ponds, and our community. Please take a moment to read it; your participation is vital to the work the IPA does.