New on the PPA site:
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The PPIPPers kick-off meeting was held June 30.
A new depth map of Panther Pond is available (free to current members.) Also, GPS/GIS information relating to the map.
PPA is making low-cost erosion control materials (EC mulch & native plants) available to Panther Pond residents.
Report of the 2013 PPA annual meeting.
Recalling 50 summers on Panther Pond, a reminiscence by Ed Laverty
Gloeotrichia update from Dr. Holly Ewing et al.
Information from Ross Wescott on white pine needle drop.
Also other VLMP classes & locations - click here for schedule. Additional details coming soon.
Charlie Turner Reports:
Hi all; Just completed the first sampling of Panther Pond (April 29, 2013), and thought you might like to know the results. The Secchi disc came in at 7.6 meters, which is very good. This was expected, as it has been quite dry lately, and the winter melt was slow and even, meaning that little runoff occurred. Also, the O2 was around 11 ppm from top to bottom. This is because the spring turnover just took place less less than two weeks ago. When the lake turns over, it mixes the entire lake thoroughly, resulting in the O2 consistency from top to bottom. The 11 reading was also a bit higher than in previous years at this time, so that is also a plus. In toto we are off to a fine start, letâ€™s hope that it stays that way.
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