Pentucket Pond Project

Fanwort (a non-native species of invasive plant) has once again become a problem in Pentucket Pond.  A new committee, the Pentucket Pond Advisory Committee, has been established to investigate and make recommendations for dealing with this problem. Initially the Committee will establish and provide a multi-year Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Pentucket Pond. This plan will provide estimates of the cost to maintain the pond over a 3-5 year period. Once the infestation and plant distributation is confirmed this spring, a plan for remedial action will be made. This will involve treating the entire pond with Flouridone, a aquatic herbicide.  The initial cost estimate for this treatment is $45,000. The Pentucket Pond Advisory Committee requests that the Community Preservation Committee approve and set aside funding for this project.