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Final Loosestrife Report

Greetings! The Town of North Reading, Massachusetts, the Martins Pond Reclamation Study Committee, and Merrimack College have partnered in many projects to improve Martins Pond and the watershed.  Martins Pond is a roughly 100 acre pond 20 miles North of Boston. One of our collaborations has been the raising and release of Galerucella beetles to combat the invasive species commonly known as Purple Loosestrife starting in 2002.  This was done under the direction and authority of the State of Massachusetts

New Invasive Plant

UPDATE FROM JANET: Hi all,Dr. Lyon just completed an annual plant survey of Martins Pond. Good news/bad news. Good news – Fanwort appears to still be contained and not heavilyencroaching in on the pond. Bad news – We have a very dangerous new invasive – Water Chestnut. We needto pull this immediately and will be doing so. I will let you know if we dothis in an organized fashion. See the pdf attached for details of what itlooks like. I

Diagnostic & Feasibilty Study for Martins Pond now online

The Martins Pond Assessment and Remediation Project is complete and available to everyone. It consist of the Diagnosic & Feasibility Study by Merrimack College, and the Wateflow Improvements and Public Outreach Report. This was a team effort between the Town of North Reading DPW/Engineering, the Martins Pond Reclamation Study Committee (MPRSC), Merrimack College, and Malcolm Pirnie Engineers. The Martins Pond North Reading Diagnostic & Feasibility Study by Dr. Jon Lyon of Merrimack College is a highly comprehensive report, with amazing