Public Meeting Jan 28

Probably the most destructive and well known invasive species, Eurasian Milfoil,  has been discovered in Martins Pond.

Please attend a public meeting of the Martin’s Pond Reclamation Study Committee on Wednesday January 28th at Town Hall Room 14 7:30-9PM.  Subject experts from Mass Dept of Conservation and Recreation, Merrimack College, Aquatic Control Technologies, and Lake Cochituate Advisory Board will be presenting information and sharing their experiences with various control options. This panel will be available for questions.

Hand pulling by MPRSC member George Cangiano, Jr.  in Martin’s Pond Summer 2014. 300 pounds of Eurasian Milfoil pulled in 6 hours, addressing a 2,000 square foot area.

Hand pulling by MPRSC member George Cangiano, Jr. in Martin’s Pond Summer 2014. 300 pounds of Eurasian Milfoil pulled in 6 hours, addressing a 2,000 square foot area.

This is new to us at the pond but not a new issue in New England.  Unfortunately according to the subject experts, in can be controlled, but it will never be fully eradicated.  Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) is the most successful way to combat this problem before this plant takes over the pond.