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09/07/15 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY Residents weigh in on the continuing controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY Residents weigh in on the continuing controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Long-range, short-term
To the Editor:
Fresh Pond is only the visible symptom of larger issues that are affecting the Island’s aquifer as a whole, of which it is but a part.

This year, Fresh Pond has remained noticeably clearer and fresher than in the past several years, perhaps in part due to local efforts, including vegetative buffer restoration and moving large flocks of geese off the pond.

Signs of algae bloom have been minimal despite the heat. That is encouraging, but we are not out of the woods yet. (more…)