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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
Mystic Lake Cyanobacteria Testing Update 10/21/2020 

 

 

The water was tested at a private beach on the Northeast corner of Mystic Lake near the cove.

 

A new cyanobacteria alert was issued by the Barnstable Health Division on 10/21/2020 as a result.

"North East Mystic Lake is having a low level bloom – shore line scum should be avoided by pets and curious children"

September 10
Cyanobacteria Report

Hamblin, Middle and Mystic Ponds all remain in the Low Waring Tier. Mystic had higher cyanobacteria concentrations on 8/27, but they have gone down significantly since then. The Hamblin concentrations did go up slightly, but it remains in the Low Warning Tier.

 

Further Details:

September 10 APCC Report

September 10 Monitoring Results

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.

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

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

Summer 2020
Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

  •  President’s Report

  • •Update on Cyanobacteria Monitoring in the Indian Ponds

  • •Eagle Feather Law

  •  Meet the Newest Board Member

  • Recreational Activity on the ponds

  • Interaction with other lake and pond associations

  • •Brown Headed Cow Birds

  • •Presentation of Schwarm Scholarships

  • • Tribute to Curt Clayman

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ABOUT US
                               ADDRESS                 

The Indian Ponds Association is a 501c3 which  has  been monitoring the health of Mystic Lake & Hamblin and Middle Ponds'and advocating for responsible stewardship since its inception in 1958. 

P.O. Box 383

Marstons Mills, MA 02648

info@indianponds.org

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