Georgica Pond Management Plan Touts Success, Demands More

The floating tractor knows as an aquatic weed harvester has been an important cog in the Friends of Georgica Pond’s fight to control algae blooms in the pond.

“The residents group that has organized and funded a multi-pronged attack on water quality in Georgica Pond presented the East Hampton Town Trustees this week with a management plan that lays out the strategies that it sees as necessary to continue beating back algae blooms and oxygen depletion.”

“The plan also promotes the continued upgrade of septic systems to reduce nitrogen flowing into the pond, removing or retrofitting filters onto culverts and areas where polluted stormwater drains into the pond and removing invasive reeds known as phragmites wherever possible.”

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