YOU Are Invited to the FPC Summer Picnic on August 19

The 13th Annual Foster's Pond Corporation summer picnic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. This year's location is the home of Arno and Sandy Minkkinen, 1 White Oak Drive, affording a sweeping view of the Goldsmith Reservation across the entire length of the Main Pond. The pot-luck picnic is a Foster's Pond tradition that brings the community together to share our appreciation of this very special place. Kids are welcome! Download your invitation, print it out, and put it on the refrigerator so you won't forget!

Closure Alert: The Dam and Portions of the Pond Will Be Closed for Weed Treatment July 31

The Foster's Pond Dam will be closed for the day July 31, and parts of the Pond - including the entire stretch from the Dam through the Channel - will be off-limits for fishing, boating, and swimming. A chemical herbicide will be applied to control invasive weeds. Pets should be kept out of treated areas for the day. Residents are advised not to use water in treated areas for irrigation for five days. Other areas of the Pond may be treated, too, but that will depend on whether the target species is observed during a pre-treatment survey. Treatment areas will be posted with warning signs, and further information will be posted on this web site. For more details, click here.

Drought Ends and Pond Fills

The drought which plagued much of the State for months is officially at an end, but despite a spate of welcome rainfalls, and even a late-April flood warning for the Merrimack Valley, the region remained "abnormally dry." Water started coming over the spillway of the Foster's Pond Dam on March 30, before the last stoplog had been inserted, and by mid-April the Pond refilled to one of the highest levels in several years. For more details, click here.

Make Your 2017 Donation Today!

We can't protect Foster's Pond and our historic dam without your help. Check out our Honor Roll of 2017 Foster's Pond supporters. Give now, so we can add your name. Earn the coveted fpc_icon, identifying you as an especially generous donor! Please, go to our donation page right now and give on-line or by mail. Your contribution is tax-deductible. Thank you!

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