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Blue-Green Algae Found July 2017

Notice/Warning: There has been a confirmed testing of Blue-Green Algae at Martin’s Pond. The Town will be issuing more information and notifications. Please do not swim or come in contact with the water in the pond until further notice from Town Officials. You may receive a reverse 9-1-1 call about this. Just wanted to give you a head’s up. The Solitude team noticed it and reported, then tested and confirmed. More info will be forthcoming, and we hope it is

MPNP Scholarship winner Jacob Sinclair-Steeves

Jacob Sinclair-Steeves and parents

Jacob Sinclair-Steeves will be studying nursing at UMass Boston this fall. Jake’s heartfelt, thoughtful, well-written, essay full of neighborhood pride blew us all away. Please join us in congratulating Jacob on a job very well done. Donations can be made for next year’s scholarship by sending a check to: Martins Pond Association c/o North Reading Parks & Recreation Department 235 North St North Reading MA 01864 – please put MPA Neighborhood Pride Scholarship in the memo on your check

Fishing Derby Winners

Congratulations to all the kids who participated in the 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby! Ages 3-6 1st Derek Hallera (5) 1.54 Large Mouth Bass 2nd Ryan Heos (6) 1.25 Catfish 3rd Emily Maudsley (4) .90 Large Mouth Bass Ages 7-10 1st Brendon Heos (10) 1.04 Catfish 2nd Makayla Crowley (10) .78 Catfish 3rd Kate Manzi (10) .62 Large Mouth Bass Ages 11-16 1st Ryan Dobbyn (12) 1.47 Large Mouth Bass 2nd Kiley Martel (16) 1.28 Large Mouth Bass 3rd Antony

20th Annual Fishing Derby June 24

Bring your rod and reel to the 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on June 24.  Sponsored by the Wildside Bass Club and the Martin’s Pond Association, this annual event is a favorite with all our young anglers! Children ages 3-16 can enter–registration begins at 8am.  Bring your own rod, bait, and bucket. The first 75 registrants present will receive a free hat–and all participants will get a free lunch. Trophies and prizes will be awarded, and a good time will

WATERMILFOIL AND FANWORT TREATMENT FOR MARTIN’S POND ON MAY 31ST

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Martin’s Pond will be treated for watermilfoil and fanwort.  Both are highly aggressive invasive plants that can quickly overtake small lakes and ponds.  If not controlled, milfoil and fanwort can have damaging effects on natural wildlife, vegetation and recreational activities as they will continue to grow at a very rapid pace.  SOLitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury, MA has been retained to respond to this invasive plant infestation.  Please note the following important information regarding this

Herbicide Treatment May 31

You may have read in the Transcript that we are treating next week. I did not write the article nor did I review it. Those of you who have followed our treatments know that there is a knock back of natives when this is done contrary to what the article states, however the natives will return. We also know that the invasives will eventually return as well and this is a control method. We are using pelletized treatments and divers

Neighborhood House Fire May 20

Our hearts go out to our neighbors that lost their home this morning. Thank you to the North Reading, MA Firefighters Local 1857 and the fire departments from surrounding towns for keeping it contained. House ‘completely leveled’ after possible explosion in North Reading A North Reading home is “completely leveled,” firefighters say after a 2-alarm fire ripped through the building. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qIoJM6 Automated post from Martins Pond – http://ift.tt/1PFe6Un May 20, 2017 at 11:57AM

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