A Fresh Take: The Quality of our Ponds and Lakes Today
Cape Cod’s 996 freshwater ponds are extremely vulnerable to human activity and development. Excess nutrients have resulted in degraded pond water quality across the region. Through the Cape Cod Freshwater Initiative, available pond monitoring data will be analyzed, and the health of Cape Cod’s ponds will be assessed to identify regional trends in water quality. Establishing a baseline for pond health will provide the basis for a comprehensive pond planning process, defining a path forward for improved water quality across the region.
Tim Pasakarnis | Water Resources Analyst, Cape Cod Commission
Nicole Bartlett | Management Analyst, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Sophia Fox | Aquatic Ecologist, Cape Cod National Seashore
Andrew Gottlieb | Executive Director, Association to Preserve Cape Cod
Jessica Rempel | Natural Resources Analyst, Cape Cod Commission