Please Help Save Pachaug Pond from Invasive Weeds!
We are reaching out because there is a growing concern that an infestation of invasive weeds in Pachaug Pond will eventually reduce its quality and recreational value and as a result, impact all users of the pond.
After investigating a number of possible solutions, we have determined that the best way to manage these weeds is to purchase a mechanical harvester to harvest the weeds every year. This device will be operated each summer by the Pachaug Pond Weed Control Association (PPWCA) to control weeds and ensure preservation of the ecosystem.
Over the last several years, we have, through our own efforts, raised $89,000 towards the $120,000 purchase price of the mechanical harvester and trailer, plus first year operating costs. We have been forced to halt our recent fundraising efforts due to the Covid crisis. Our goal in this GoFundMe is to raise an additional $25,000.
Pachaug offers so much to so many:
· Public access via the state boat launch for daily kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, and other boating activities
· Public fishing clubs and other local fishing enthusiasts
· Ice fishing
Your donation will make such a difference to all who enjoy this pond for fishing, swimming, boating or just looking at the beautiful views. If these invasive weeds were allowed to become more of an issue, then everyone would lose the opportunity to take advantage of this beautiful pond and what it has to offer.
Pachaug Pond is a natural gem and as such must be properly maintained, protected, and preserved. If this beautiful treasure has a place in your heart, please consider donating. Our entire community, as well as future generations, will be forever grateful.
*This donation is tax deductible. Pachaug Pond Week Control Association Inc
Please note: PPWCA is a local 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.