New Watershed Study Looks to Control Algae By Curbing Nutrients Flowing Into the Pond

We've treated Foster's Pond for toxic algae four out of the last five years. Can anything be done to prevent algae blooms? To find out, we commissioned a state-of-the-art study of the Foster's Pond watershed, using the latest computer modeling, on-line databases, and newly-assembled information. Our consultants delivered a Watershed-Based Plan for reducing the primary "limiting nutrient" that triggers algae growth. The first step is to give citizens of the watershed the information you need on how to protect the Pond. Start here.

'Main Pond' Treated for Blue-Green Algae

The Main Pond, the largest open water basin of Foster's Pond, was treated with copper sulfate August 9 after two strains of toxic algae were detected in scum along the easterly shoreline. For more information and a picture, 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!

Contribute to the FPC When You Shop Amazon (It Won't Cost You a Penny More)

Amazon has introduced a charitable-giving program that lets you make donations to the Foster's Pond Corporation without spending anything beyond the price of what you purchase. Amazon's charitable foundation will simply set aside 0.5% of the purchase price and contribute that to the FPC. All you have to do is go through the AmazonSmile portal. Your Amazon account information stays the same, and everything available on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile, at the same price. To get started, click here.

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