CALLING ALL TO ATTEND: Tonight Sutton Conservation Commission Mtg on BlueWave Solar Site

Posted March 20, 2024

CALLING ALL TO ATTEND: Sutton Conservation Commission Mtg – 45 Oak St/BlueWave Solar, Douglas

March 20 @ 6:30 pm

Restoration of Manchaug Pond needs to happen now! No more discussion.

JOIN IN-PERSON OR ON ZOOM! The Sutton Conservation Commission meeting TONIGHT on  March 20, 2024 at 6:30 pm will include an update of the BlueWave Solar 45 Oak St, Douglas project.  Significant runoff and pumping from the construction site has caused significant sediment and large volumes of sediment-laden water to impact Manchaug Pond, Stevens Pond and the greater Mumford River, as well as neighboring properties, the watershed, and roads from Oak St and Parker Court, Douglas to Holt and Torrey Roads, Sutton.

Manchaug Pond Foundation request restoration and water quality monitoring begin A.S.A.P. to ensure public safety and protect the lake ecology impacted by the sediment and phosphorus. 6 PFAS chemicals were found at Basin 5 two months after the basin failed flowing sediment-laden water into Manchaug Pond.  BlueWave needs to implement measures NOW as outlined in the January 3, 2024 Restoration Plan.  The lake waterlevel is at full, boat ramp is open, children are already swimming, and campgrounds open April 15th.

Click here to access Sutton Conservation Commission website for agenda and Zoom link.

Support Manchaug Pond by attending in-person, participate on Zoom, watch on YouTube Town of Sutton Cable live stream or view on Sutton’s televised PUBLIC STATION Verizon 29/Spectrum 194.