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"
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.
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.
IN THIS ISSUE
•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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