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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 TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING

Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells  will be the guest speaker at the IPA's 63rd
annual meeting on Sunday, July 11.

 

Mr. Ells will talk about matters relating to monitoring and management plans for the
Town's freshwater lakes and ponds, par-ticularly those pertaining to the Indian Ponds. 

 

The Town Council recently voted to fund a project to develop a water quality monitoring and management plan to understand sources that impair the Town's freshwater ponds and recommend solutions

See Spring Newsletter for further details.

NOW AVAILABLE:
THE SPRING 2021

IPA NEWSLETTER

IN THIS ISSUE

  •  Annual Meeting

  •  Dues Reminder

  •  Marstons Mills River Herring Count 2021

  • Two Schwarm Scholar-ship to be Awarded

  •  Threats to Ponds from Septic System Runoff

  • Pond Related Activities

  •  Update on Middle Pond Herring Run Reconstruction

  • My Friend Flicker

  • Responsible Approaches to Rodent Pest Control: A Homeowners Guide

  • AND MUCH MORE….
     

Download the newsletter here.

TWO 2021 SCHWARM SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Schwarm Scholarship:

Barnstable HS senior Audrey Sawyer who will be attending the University of Vermont where she plans to enter the field of environmental protection.

Sturgis Charter School  Michael Veres who will attend University of Southern California in the fall. Michael has been  involved with Sturgis West's “Lets Go Green Club” to further awareness of environmental concerns. 

 

Both recipients will receive their scholar-

ships at the July Annual Meeting.

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OUR MISSION

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.

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WHAT WE DO

Members of our Association have been monitoring our ponds' health and advocating for responsible stewardship since the IPA's inception in 1958.

Read some of the highlights of over a half century of our history HERE

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JOIN US

New to the Indian Ponds?  

The Resident's Guide will give you a guided tour and can be viewed or downloaded HERE

Learn how to become a member HERE

Additional References and reading  available HERE

HOW TO VOLUNTEER