The Indian Ponds
Indian Ponds Association
Protecting Mystic Lake, Middle Pond, and Hamblin Pond since 1958
The three interconnected 100+-acre ponds in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts -- Mystic Lake, Middle Pond, and Hamblin Pond -- are, together, the Indian Ponds. They're kettlehole ponds, formed by pieces of ice left behind when the glaciers receded, and form an ecosystem that supports wildlife in, on, and off the water. They're also an integral part of the local community, and residents and visitors use the ponds for swimming, fishing, and boating year-round.
Latest News & Upcoming Events
IPA REQUESTS ALUM TREATMENT FOR MYSTIC LAKE
In the Fall of 2020 Ken Wagner of Water Resource Services Inc. issued a report commissioned by the IPA on the Status of Mystic Lake.
In late January Emory Anderson, Peter Atkinson, Bill Hearn and Ken Wagner met with Town Staff to discuss the phosphorus levels and recommend an Alum treatment for Mystic Lake.
Emory's letter to Town Manager Mark Ells following the meeting can be read here.
THE WINTER 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
• Time to Renew Your Membership
• IPA Makes Case with Town for Mystic Lake
• Website and Facebook Page Update
• Schwarm Scholarship
• Closing the Loop on Your Backyard
• Climate Change and Cape Cod
• A Winter Bird: The Slate-Colored Junco
• Golf at Hamblin Pond
• AND MUCH MORE….
GET READY TO COUNT HERRING!
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) will conduct herring monitoring at the Mill Pond and Middle Pond fish ladders in Marstons Mill April 1-June 1.
This year volunteers will send data collected via an electronic data sheet from their phone or tablet.
Interested participants should attend one of two Zoom training webinars in order to be updated on this year’s revised counting protocols. They will be held Tuesday, March 16th at noon and Thursday, March 18th at 5pm. If you plan to attend please click here to RSVP to BCWC Director of Operations, Heather Rockwell and she will send you a Zoom link.
The Indian Ponds Association's mission is to preserve and protect the natural environment and ecological systems of the Indian Ponds and surrounding parcels of lands and watershed, and to participate in studies and work with other agencies, individuals, and groups to educate the public, serve the community, and promote and preserve the Indian Ponds and surrounding areas.