Pond Treated for Blue-Green Algae

Foster's Pond was treated for blue-green algae July 21. The copper sulfate treatment was aimed at forestalling a bloom of the toxic algae, which can cause gastrointestinal problems in children and be fatal to pets. While the treatment should keep algae within safe levels throughout the Pond, residents and visitors are cautioned to keep an eye out in shallow areas and avoid contact with (and keep kids and pets away from) water which exhibits a blue-green paint-like surface scum. For more details, along with a map and a picture of what to look out for, click here.

Winter Drawdown Ends, But Not Winter

The 2015-16 winter drawdown came to an end, but Old Man Winter apparently didn't get the memo. That led to the unusual sight of water cascading over the spillway of a snow-covered Foster' Pond Dam. For more information and a picture, click here.

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