The Brewster Conservation Trust welcomes the new Brewster Ponds Coalition (BPC) to the town’s conservation scene. BCT President Hal Minis has been regularly attending BPC meetings over the past year as an advisor.
BPC President Karen Malkus released the Coalition’s website on New Year’s Day, 2015. You can visit BPC’s website by clicking here. The BPC is a direct outgrowth of growing concern by pondshore residents and others over declining water quality in many of Brewster’s charming ponds.
Modelled after the successful Orleans Pond Coalition, BPC will help to monitor water quality, coordinate local pond groups, seek funding for pond restoration, educate residents about pond health, and work with town officials to implement recommendations of the Town’s Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.
The Brewster Conservation Trust has long advocated to preserve land for water quality and access to Brewster’s Other Gold Coast, its 48 major ponds (and dozens of pondlets!) A portion of our website is dedicated to our Priority Ponds Project, highlighting our efforts to acquire land for conservation around critical pondshores.
We encourage BCT members and Brewster pond lovers to join the Brewster Ponds Coalition by clicking here. Welcome BPC! We look forward to a strong partnership to protect Brewster’s waters.