Strategies & Activities

1.   Help pond neighbors form “friends” groups

2.   Help friends groups establish water testing programs

3.   Share information about causes of pond degradation

      ·  Septic systems

      ·  Fertilizers

      ·  Stormwater runoff

      ·  Invasive plants

      ·  Property management

4.   Provide sample fliers, outreach letters, and fact sheets

5.   Recommend action steps and solutions

6.   Identify support for developing pond management plans and securing funding for remediation projects

7.   Identify opportunities for collaboration among pond groups

8.   Help engage government officials as partners

9.   Formulate and advance a shared public policy agenda

10. Introduce friends groups to resources such as the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Falmouth Water Stewards, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage, Green Center, Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, Cape Cod Commission, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, and 300 Committee