Our Water-Coastal Health Tool Kit

  HELP PROTECT BARNSTABLE'S WATER RESOURCES


Help Cape Cod water quality by bringing your household hazardous materials to collection days:


http://www.capecodextension.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Barnstable-HHW-Brochure-.pdf


Cyanobacteria Update 7-16-18


(These observations are based on our inspection of high risk Barnstable ponds with public or semi-public beaches. Ponds without permitted beaches are not monitored until a bloom is reported by residents. )


Pet Advisory:


Gooseberry


Lake Wequaquet

Stoney Point-near Nye’s Neck Road,  Lake Drive West and the South end of Holly Point


Lovell’s ( Boat ramp/landing)



Definition:

PET ADVISORY/CAUTION: 

Toxic algae are present, but have not collected into a film on the surface.

  • Pond shows slight discoloration
  •  Can easily see through water
  •  Low to minimal health risks to people
  •  Higher risks for pets


 If you live near a Pond or Lake- take this 2 minute survey-

 Your answers will help us learn ways we can help you improve water quality

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C7PBS6X

Download the Rain Garden App.

http://nemo.uconn.edu/tools/app/raingarden.htm

"Rain Garden" is a FREE app designed to help you properly install a rain garden at your home, office, or job site. Through video tutorials, diagrams, text, and tools, the App guides you through determining the size and placement of your garden, selecting plants, digging and planting your garden, and maintaining your garden. It also includes tools for determining your soil type, measuring the size of the area that will drain to your garden, and managing multiple rain garden project