Please join us at 7 pm on May 10 to learn about Runoff Remedies for Lakes & Ponds. This free program at the Groton Town Hall will show how to reduce stormwater run-off from your property.
Rain that runs off from homes, lawns, driveways and parking areas carries a lot of pollution. This dirty stormwater flows onto streets and then into streams, ponds and lakes. Sand, silt and other pollutants spoil uses of local waters – stream life vanishes, lakes fill with weeds, and high bacteria counts can pose risks for people.
Ed Himlan of the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition will share a slideshow on how to keep lakes and ponds healthy. This program will feature low-cost, easy ways to prevent and fix polluted run-off:
- See where the rain goes
- Build rain gardens and bio-swales
- Create rock-filled soakage trenches
- Plant filter strips and groundcover buffers
- Reduce erosion of dirt roads
- Make simple basins to capture sediment
- And more
Putting stormwater in the ground will help to lower costs for weed treatments and drainage systems. The program will explain how to make a difference for your lake and pond. This guidance can also help prevent run-off problems that harm streams and brooks.
The May 10 talk is sponsored by the Groton Lakes Association, Great Ponds Advisory Committee and Lost Lake Advisory Committee. The program is free and open to the general public. For more information, please contact Alex Woodle (978) 448-6860.