|The Orleans Pond Coalition is pleased to announce the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation for OPC’s demonstration project of ultrafine bubble oxygenation technology that will begin in May in Sarah’s Pond. OPC is taking a leadership role in bringing this cutting edge water quality remediation strategy to New England that promises to be a sustainable, affordable option for healing impaired lakes and ponds, both freshwater and marine.|
Oxygen is deployed in tiny bubbles, invisible to the naked eye, that remain in solution for very long periods of time, even weeks. This is a clear advantage over other conventional aeration systems whose bubbles quickly rise and escape. Dissolved oxygen helps a pond’s own biological defenses protect against toxic algae blooms and other impacts of pollution.
We’re delighted to receive this very generous grant from the Brotherton Charitable Foundation! We welcome their support and the support from all our members and donors. If you’d like to renew your membership or help support this project, you can always donate through our web site at orleanspondcoalition.org.
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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at the Nauset Middle School Gym. After years of planning, design, and debate, Orleans voters will be asked to vote to fund the construction of the town’s new sewer treatment facilities. The Orleans Pond Coalition will be sending more detailed information about this and related articles next month, closer to the meeting date. Stay tuned!
THE TENTH CONSECUTIVE “CELEBRATE OUR WATERS” WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 20, 21, AND 22, 2019: There will be fun, family-friendly activities for all ages, on land, sea and pond, with the popular and iconic Nauset Beach Bonfire to be held Saturday evening, September 21st.
At last year’s Town Meeting, Orleans voters approved two new bylaws to reduce the use of plastics in the town, and, as a result, in our waters. View the full bylaw details at Single Use – Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Reduction Bylaw.