The Falmouth Water Stewards will sponsor a public lecture on the Town of Brewster’s efforts in removing excess pond vegetation from local ponds. John Keith of the Friends of Elbow Pond and Marty Burke, board member of the Brewster Ponds Coalition, will present on overview of these restoration activities in a lecture entitled “Brewster Pond Coalition and Elbow Pond Overview” on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:15 PM in the Hermann Room of Falmouth Public Library.
In September 2019, the Brewster harvesting barge removed 13.8 tons of aquatic vegetation form Elbow Pond, the equivalent of 55 pounds of excess phosphorous. This demonstration project provides guidance of how other communities can address the problem of excess aquatic vegetation and excess phosphorous in local ponds.
The mission of the Falmouth Water Stewards is to protect, preserve and restore Falmouth’s bays, estuaries, salt ponds and fresh waters through education, advocacy and citizen science.