Crystal Lake: The Impact of an Urban Environment on a Natural Lake; Preliminary Analysis and Possible Solutions
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
11:30am – 1:30pm
NewTV Conference Room
23 Needham St, Newton Highlands
The Crystal Lake Conservancy, dedicated to preserving Crystal Lake for the benefit of the public, has undertaken a continuing scientifically-based environmental study of the lake and its surrounding watershed. Janice Bourque and Schuyler Larrabee, co-presidents, will discuss the preliminary results of the study, some of which run counter to popular assumptions about the lake’s health. Then, they will outline steps that may be taken by residents of the lake’s watershed, and by the city, to mitigate the harm that an urban environment can cause. What we are learning in the microcosm of studying Crystal Lake has widespread application to the broader environment of Newton.
Topic Meetings are open to all; brown bag lunches are welcome!