To mitigate the degradation of the pond’s water quality from excess nitrogen and phosphorus and to remediate the environmental health problems created by toxic blue-green algae and macroalgae blooms, the FOGP is supportive of the following private land management practices throughout the Georgica Pond Watershed.
- Voluntarily replacing existing septic systems with new low-nitrogen systems that reduce nitrogen concentrations to 19 milligrams/liter or less.
- Providing native vegetative buffer zones around the pond and its tributaries of at least 50 ft.
- Eliminating the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
- Protecting areas of natural vegetation throughout the watershed
- Creating/Installing systems that intercept nitrogen and other contaminants in groundwater and surface water such as constructed wetlands and permeable reactive barriers.
Friends of Georgica Pond Mission Statement: “to preserve the Georgica Pond ecosystem for future generations through science-based, watershed-wide policy and restoration.”