Ending Non-Point Pollution and Report Card

(File Photo from January 8, 2009, 7:55 p.m.)

Yesterday, an MPA subcommittee of our 319 Stormwater Grant met with CEI, our environmental engineering company, to finalized an educational plan targeting specific non-point pollution sources in the Manchaug Pond watershed. Our 319 Grant has been tooted as innovative, effective and cutting-edge by other groups from the Blackstone River Coalition to the Metacomet Land Trust.

Today, the Blackstone River Coalition will release Manchaug Pond’s report card results for last year along with other sites along the Blackstone and its tributaries at this morning’s Volunteer Water Qualtiy Monitoring Summit and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. In past years, our report card results show nutrients and other “nasty things” coming in to Manchaug at the inlet testing site. Special thanks to Tammy, the Blackstone River Coalition volunteer for her dedication and efforts to monitoring and testing Manchaug Pond.

Our 319 Grant looks to reduce nutrient loading thereby improving water quality here on Manchaug Pond, in the Mumford, and beyond to the Blackstone.