Freedom—August 22, 2023—A “town hall” style public reception and meeting on Friday, September 1, will launch a major federally-funded water quality improvement project for Danforth Pond.
The public is invited to Freedom Town Hall at 10 a.m. to hear from project leaders from Friends of Danforth Pond and Green Mountain Conservation Group, and learn about the project, which will be funded in part by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The grant will fund an array of measures designed to prevent erosion and reduce harmful levels of phosphorus and other compounds that degrade water quality. These include installation of stormwater control methods on Ossipee Lake Road and at Danforth Bay Campground.
Additionally, several small-scale Best Management Practices will be demonstrated on the properties of Danforth Pond homeowners in order to demonstrate effective methods of curbing stormwater runoff, and cost-sharing initiatives to encourage proper septic system maintenance.
“This project is a big step forward,” said Kathy Lalumiere, an organizer of Friends of Danforth Pond. “But to truly make a difference, we need everyone in the Danforth community to identify what can be done on their property to contain stomwater.”
A question-and-answer period will follow the brief presentation for community members to ask questions of the project leaders.
The meeting is open to all, and there will be refreshments.