Freedom—October 7, 2020—Cyanobacteria and water quality on Danforth Pond will be on the agenda for a public Zoom meeting to be held tomorrow, October 8, at 7 p.m. Effingham-based Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) will host the event.
N.H. Department of Environmental Services Water Quality Coordinator Jill Emerson will speak about GMCG’s recent water sampling and monitoring on Danforth Pond, as well as the science of how and why cyanobacteria blooms are occurring there.
GMCG’s Outreach Coordinator Moselle Spiller will share proactive steps that shorefront property owners can take to prevent blooms. They include adopting structural best management practices that capture and infiltrate storm water runoff, a major contributor to nutrient loading that causes algal and cyanobacteria blooms. Spiller will share photos and videos from recent installations around Ossipee Lake.
The benefits of preparing a Danforth Pond watershed management plan will be discussed as a road map for future stewardship of the pond. The information covered will be applicable to not just Danforth Pond but any lake in the watershed and the state.
To join the Zoom meeting “Preventing Cyanobacteria: Next Steps for Danforth Bay” click HERE.