There is perhaps no other fish better adapted to the conditions at Georgica Pond than the Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). This small, plain-looking fish plays a major role in the ecology of Georgica Pond, is an important economic resource, … Read more
“In one fell swoop, we have shrunken the earth.”
There is perhaps no single individual in recent history who had more of an impact on Georgica Pond than Juan Trippe. This may be surprising to some, but as … Read more
Harvesting Blue Crabs at Georgica Pond is a time honored tradition. For the past week there has been an overcrowding of crabbers in violation of the Town Code rules on shellfishing. The marine patrol has stepped up their patrols and … Read more
In recent days the water quality of Georgica Pond has significantly deteriorated.
Why is this happening?
As summer progresses, the pond water warms and nutrients and bacteria continue to flow into the pond, making conditions ripe for explosive plant growth … Read more
Vegetation buffers and why they’re important
There are many compelling reasons to have a native plant buffer along the edge of Georgica Pond and other local waterbodies. In pre-colonial times, the shoreline of Georgica Pond was most likely a brackish … Read more