Pearly Pond Management Planning

This project is funded by a Watershed Assistance grant from the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services with Clean Water Act Section 319 funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Matching funds and volunteer time have been provided by Franklin Pierce University, the Pearly Pond Association, the Rindge Conservation Commission, and the Rindge Planning Board.

In this project, we will write a management plan for Pearly Pond.  This plan is needed because the pond has been identified by NHDES as an "impaired water", which means it does not meet the water quality standards set by the Clean Water Act.   The main problem in Pearly Pond is phosphorus, which causes nuisance algae blooms and can lead to low oxygen conditions that are harmful to aquatic life.  The plan will identify sources of phosphorus and ways to reduce the amount of phosphorus in the lake.  Once the plan has been written, interested landowners and stakeholders are eligible to apply for funding to implement the plan's recommendations.

We need YOU!  This project can't be successful without participation from everyone who lives near, swims, fishes, boats or cares about Pearly Pond!  Please help us by attending meetings, educating yourself about the issues, giving us feedback, and getting involved! 

Contact Catherine Koning
899-4322

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Public Meeting

Sat. June 28, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Rindge Rec. Center
238 Wellington Rd.

The management planning group will present new information about where the phosphorus is coming from (amounts from each source), how much is too much, and what we can do about it.  Please join us!


Click here to see the presentation from the June 2013 kickoff event.


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Town of Rindge, NH