Save Our Pond Meeting

When was the last time you were able to enjoy this view?

Hello Friends of Flannagan Pond;

If you are one of the many neighbors who is disgusted with the sorry state of Flannagan Pond, join with us on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 P.M. at the Ayer Town Hall, in the Great Room on the Second Floor.

We are organizing a group of interested people, disgusted people, frustrated people, to discuss developing a plan of action regarding the care and maintenance of Flannagan Pond.  If you are among the many people I have spoken with, who are concerned about the neglect of this valuable asset and it’s impact upon property values and recreation, such as kayaking and fishing, then come join us.

Here is a link to a poster for the meeting, the before and after photos are rather startling (beware it is a large PDF file): Flannagan Pond Poster for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Meeting

Chuck

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About saveourpond

I am a lifelong resident of Ayer who lives on Flanagan's Pond.
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8 Responses to Save Our Pond Meeting

  1. Michele R says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments and intentions of this effort. Not only does this affect us but it is also significantly affecting the wildlife of the pond. While we may enjoy not hearing the geese, when you think about it, there’s a significantly sad reason for that.

  2. MGS says:

    We are really happy about this initiative. We fully agree and support a good plan of action. We will attend the meeting on September 15th. Thanks for letting us know as well.

  3. Michele R says:

    Please come join us tonite even if you can only come for a portion of the meeting. Show your support for the pond and its inhabitants (whether winged, two or four legged) 🙂

  4. Ed says:

    What an amazing turnout last night. Chuck and others did a fantastic job in getting this off the ground in such a short period of time and his presentation was a good as it gets. Now the hard part begins but I won’t get into details yet. Again thanks Chuck for your work.

    • saveourpond says:

      Ed, thanks for the compliment. Though I was “on stage” it was the motivation of Michele, Terry, Martha & Karl that brought us together. But praise really goes out to all the neighbors who “answered the call” and showed up last night. You are right on the money when you say the hard part is just beginning. Our challenge will be to keep the neighbors excited and motivated for an ongoing initiative that will potentially take years to bear it’s first fruit.

      Chuck

      • Michele R says:

        I was moved that one simple e-mail could result in the outpouring of concern as we saw last night. There is no question that this is an worthwhile endeavor for many, many reasons…if we loose momentum or don’t get the pond the attention it so desperately needs, it will reach critical stages and quickly become an environmental emergency. No one wants that…so let’s help the Town help the pond!

  5. Rise Smythe-Freed says:

    I was unable to attend, but spoke with two community members the next day at the library. I understand that enzymes were mentioned as a method of bio-remdiation and found this on the web. http://www.alken-murray.com

    • saveourpond says:

      Rise, thanks for the link. I have the 2005 Report from Aquatic Control Technologies in hand. I will get it posted to the site this week so people can see what our consultants recommended as viable treatment options for the pond.

      Chuck

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