A group of property owners around East Hampton’s Georgica Pond has raised $359,000 for a research project intended to identify the causes of the pond’s recent degradation and toxic algal blooms and develop a remediation plan. The project has the support of Stony Brook University, the East Hampton Town Trustees, and the Nature Conservancy.
Christopher Gobler, a professor at Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will lead the effort, assisted by two graduate students, Ryan Wallace and Jennifer Jankowiak. Dr. Gobler has been monitoring water quality at several sites for the town trustees, who manage many of the town’s beaches, waterways, and bottomlands on behalf of the public, since 2013.
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