Pond Treatment Will NOT happen

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Early this afternoon I spent a fair amount of time on the phone with Becky at ConsCom discussing the negative impact of the beaver dam situation. The quick summary is that the Environmental Engineers have been on site and they advise against treatment due to the high volume of water and the turbidity of it with all the debris that has been washed into the ponds.  I will expand upon this post this evening when I get home from work.


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I am a lifelong resident of Ayer who lives on Flanagan's Pond.
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2 Responses to Pond Treatment Will NOT happen

  1. Debra Faust-Clancy says:

    Okay, I’m a patient person. I can handle a setback. When do they plan to put in the treatment?
    or Did they give you an idea? Chuck, Thanks for everything you have done thus far. I know
    I speak for everyone when I say you “wrestled Godzilla with this project.” And are still wrestling.
    I sure hope they will be able to get a treatment in this year. I would hate for that treatment $$ to disappear. Your neighbor and friend,
    Debra Faust-Clancy, (the flower lady)

    • Martha Craft says:

      Chuck: Sadly this situation doesn’t surprise me. In the past, three of the reasons treatment did not take place were: 1. Too late in the season, by June it is too late, 2. Water is too high due to spring rains, and 3. Water wasn’t taken down in time. Now they can blame it on the beavers. You have UDAG money for one treatment that I believe does not have a fiscal limitation and also the money set forth in the 2012 budget which, if not used by June 30, 2012, may expire. So set your sights on late winter (January) of 2012 and have “all the ducks in a row” by February, then pray for no spring rains and be sure they don’t decide to bring the water back up early, so there will be no excuse not to treat. Oh my goodness, keep up the good work and, Chuck, thanks for keeping me in the loop. Fondly, Martha Craft

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