Save the Date: FPC Annual Meeting Is March 15, 2017
The Annual Meeting of the Foster's Pond Corporation, featuring a presentation on "The Witches of Foster's Pond", will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall Library. The public is invited. Our speaker will be the Andover Historical Society's Jane Cairns.
Drawdown Quandary: Should We Expect Continued Drought - Or Another Flood?
The 2016-17 winter drawdown has brought the level of Foster's Pond down to what - it is hoped - is the Goldilocks point: not too high, and not too low. A major reason for the winter drawdown is to protect the earthen dam from spring flooding, which has seriously damaged the iconic structure more than once. But the Pond has recently faced a different threat: drought, which can make refilling after a drawdown slow, at best. Click here for more information.
Hydro-Raking: Wait'll Next Year
This year's record-breaking drought has made hydro-raking impossible. With the water level in Foster's Pond down to the lowest in memory, the rake can't reach above the high-water mark to deposit spoils on shore in conformity with Conservation Commission requirements. But there's always next year. The plan now is to solicit interest from shoreline property owners in the Spring, as the water level rises, and to rake early in the season, before the water warms enough to support algae blooms that could be triggered by raking the bottom sediments. For more information about hydro-raking, click here.
Make Your 2016 Donation Today!
There's still time to make your 2016 donation! We can't protect Foster's Pond and our historic dam without your help. Check out our Honor Roll of 2016 Foster's Pond supporters. Add your name to the list. Earn the coveted , identifying you as an especially generous donor! Please, go to our donation page right now and give on-line or by mail. Your contribution is tax-deductible. Thank you!
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