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The water quality of the pond is improving! The nearly 2 inches of rain in mid-September and the opening up of Trunk River helped flush out much of the algal bloom. The cooler and shorter days are also helping. The pond is losing its pea-green color. Photo by [...]


The massive blue-green algal bloom impacting Oyster Pond is not going away despite our initial efforts working with the Town to increase the outflow of Trunk River. The bloom is caused by a combination of excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunlight, low-water or low-flow conditions and warm temperatures. Dr. [...]

2016 OPET Annual Meeting

“From A to Zika, Mosquito Control on Cape Cod - What you need to Know” is the title of the featured talk at the Oyster Pond Environmental Trust’s (OPET) Annual Meeting.  Gabrielle Sakolsky, Assistant Superintendent and Entomologist of the Barnstable County Cape Cod Mosquito Control, will talk about the [...]

2015 OPET Annual Meeting

Fairy shrimp, wood frogs and spotted salamanders seem like mythical creatures, but these are some of the real animals that depend on vernal pools. Come learn about these ephemeral wetlands that are full of water in the spring and dry out over the summer at a talk titled “Vernal [...]

Hurricane Sandy and Oyster Pond

We are extremely fortunate that Sandy delivered only a glancing blow to Falmouth and Oyster Pond. Top wind gusts reached about 63 mph. The storm surge was more dramatic. Water from the Sound POURED into Oyster Pond for several hours. The pond level is very high and was still [...]




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