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
MARK ELLS SPEAKS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING
Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells was the guest speaker at the IPA's 63rd
annual meeting on Sunday, July 11,
Mr. Ells said Mystic Lake is amount the 10 10 priority of the 100 ponds the Town is looking at to develop a management plan for future pond treatments. He encourages us to continue working to coserve our precious freshwater resources, and let them kow of any changes we observe or issue that is not being adequately addressed.
The Town has contracted with APCC to sample the ponds each 1-2 weeks so the Town can issue alerts as necessary.
THE SUMMER 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
Things You Should Know
New IPA Directors
First Ever IPA Pond Seminar
Birds That Lay Eggs in other Species Nests
Status of Cyanobacteria Monitoring
How to Get Invasive
Gray Willows Removed
AND MUCH MORE….
SUCCESSFUL CLEANUP OF MIDDLE POND
AND MYSTIC LAKE
In August, a three stage cleanup of Middle Pond and Mytic Lake was performed by IPA volunteers including 15 yr-old Ryley King and his 11-yr. old brother Chase. Trash and litter along the shore was removed, along with benthic PVC barriers. A large number of rubber tires were also removed from Middle Pond.
Many thanks to the IPA volunteers who provided the elbow grease and boats wo transport the refuse to two locations where the DPW removed them.
If you have photos of the cleanup
project, please email them to Info@IndianPonds.org, Thank you!
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.