Great Pond Water Quality Plan Public Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Sunil & Kristin Thakor
Thanks for hosting this panel. This is Sunil & Kristin Thakor and we have a camp on Sahagian Rd.
Hi, Lenny Reich from McGrath Pond-Salmon Lake Ass’n
Brad & Megan Clark
Good evening. Brad and Megan Clark. Residents of Fredericksburg VA and part of three generations summering on Great Pond
Hello....Brian, Debbie & Bryce Carroll....home owner Great Pond, Mountain Dr. Thank you
Make sure to select "panelists and attendees" when making a comment.
OK & thx.
John Veilleux here. We have a camp on Jamaica Point.
Linda Bacon, lake enthusiast who lives in the Belgrade Lakes watershed, and works in the DEP Lake Assessment Section.
Hello! Jane Eberle, camp owner on Great Pond. Nice to see you all!
Pete Kallin 7-LA, Great Pond Taqsk Force, Steering Committee
Shawn and Mandy Grant, Great Pond (didn't include attendees earlier)
Art Grindle, 7 Lakes Alliance
starting on 4th generation
1950s for the Coles!
Andrew Marble - Code Officer/Plumbing Inspector in Rome, Smithfield, Mount Vernon
Steve and Ranu Hubbard, Jamaica Point camp owner
Maggie Shannon ... my dad bought a camp on a small cove on the north end in 1930, and we, too, like Adair's family, are starting the 4th generation!
Grass clippings are also a problem! The clippings themselves but also the mowing of lake front property.
Chris and Laurie Raleigh … my grandparents bought in the 1940s making our three children the 4th generation as well
Adair’s brother Tom here...
Great point, Jane! I have noticed a lot of grass clippings floating at our shoreline the past few years!
Yes, I also noticed grass clippings and waterfront owners cultivating lawns.
Heather and John Spritzky. Dry Point. Been coming to Great Pond for over 50 years. Love it!
Yes, the presentation is being recorded. The link will be shared.
Anybody that knows of any septic problems. On any property please let us at the BLA know.
Hold the Line at Nine!
All non conforming septic systems need to be replaced.
If anyone knows of septics failing in Rome please contact me (plumbing inspector) at the Rome Town Office!
How many ppb of phosphorous were in North Pond before the bloom this past summer?
Thanks Alex Wall for all the gorgeous photos!
16 to 20 ppb of TP in North Pond until the bloom in 2018, where concentrations went above 30!
Not seeing the options on screen
Thank you for explaining the importance of external loading, watershed and land conservation, and best practices for lakeside property owners..
incredibly useful to learn that only 10% is internal loading and most of the rest is up to all of us who own lakeshore property. Buffers!
Septic system impacts hard to quantify as we don’t know how many are non-functional and right next to the water. Let’s keep this as a priority for reducing the external loading.
Terrific presentation. Thank you!!
Brad & Megan Clark
Well done, BLA and 7LA
You could go through the permits for septic systems to see whiich ones are more current.
Thanks to all panelists and attendees for your commitment to our lakes.
buy more conservation land!
To Mark Hueberger, please contact me Paul Feinberg to follow up on your septic focus
Great job all. Thank you.
Thanks Paul, will do.
Our goal is to have 80% of Great Pond LakeSmart Certified (including stream properties) by 2030!!!
Hi Maggie, that is a fantastic goal. Thanks.
I think the LakeSmart 80% goal and plan needs to be extended to LONG POND at the same time.
Dave Gay made suggestion on Long Pond LakeSmart.
DEP is conducting temperature trend analyses on the 50-year dataset right now. I expect that we will have a report with specifics ready by June of 2021.
Laura Rose Day
In addition to a lake science webinar, 7 Lakes will also host a land conservation webinar focused on how land conservation benefits the health of the lakes region. We'll also cover the basics about the tools that can be used to conserve land.
Plus, if you throw money at Alum before you cut back runoff from outside the lake, you will have a very short eriod of benefit fro your investment.
don’t have lawns!
From Dave Gay - concur 1000% with Matti!
Excellent program, thank you all. We'll be sure the rest of our family gets the link; will bend their arms to watch.
Brad & Megan Clark
thank you, great presentation