PWQC Annual Meeting Summary

PWQC Annual Meeting Summary

Monday August 16, 2021 We held the Annual Meeting for Pocasset Water Quality Coalition (PWQC) Saturday 8/14/21. An estimated 80+ people attended.  The Board of Directors spoke to update everyone on the Coalition’s progress. In a meeting with Town of Bourne officials on August 10, 2021, two different officials confirmed that the estimated 140 residents of the Hen Cove area made a major impact when we attended the Selectman’s meeting on September 3, 2019.  The result of this community response…

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5 Things that YOU can do to for Pocasset Water Quality

5 Things that YOU can do to for Pocasset Water Quality

Our local water quality is greatly impacted by the nitrogen loading coming from ground runoff.  Here are 5 easy things YOU can do to help: Reduce fertilizer use: Test your soil to see how much fertilizer you need. Limit fertilizer use to 1-2 times per year.  Try organic slow release water insoluble fertilizer in the fall.  Don’t fertilize on windy days or before a rainstorm.  Keep fertilizer off the pavement.  Avoid fertilizing close to the edge of the yard if…

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Invitation to join the coalition!

Invitation to join the coalition!

Last September 3, more than 80 frustrated Pocasset residents jammed into a meeting before the selectmen at the Veterans Community Center in Buzzards Bay to demand action to address the increasing pollution in Hen Cove. Frank Gasson urged the Town to support a plan to remove the sand and mud dredged up from Hen Cove in 1960 and deposited on the wetlands between Hen Cove and Barlow’s Landing, stopping the flow of all seawater between the two bays. Frank said…

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Where Has All the Marshland Gone?

Where Has All the Marshland Gone?

This 1917 Mass Department of Commerce map shows the natural flow of water between Barlow’s Landing Harbor and Hen Cove.  These marshes and waterways enabled plant and marine life in Barlow’s Landing, Wing’s Neck inlet and Hen Cove to thrive for millennia. Before the 1880s, water flowed freely between the two bays.  In the mid-1880s, the Town constructed a dirt road and a wooden bridge to span the channels. This structure was replaced with a concrete bridge in the 1920s. …

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