Great Strides Keep Sluice Pond Clean and Safe
Please make a donation to the Sluice Pond Restoration Project. In addition to safely treating the weeds, we are planning Water Safety, Neighborhood Crime Watch Noise Abatement programs. We have received our tax exempt status and your donations will be acknowledged by letter. We have raised over $5,000 from your membership dues, the annual Fight-The-Weeds Money Raffle and contributions which can be used as private matching funds for grant support or direct payment for our portion of the weed treatment. Thank you.
$20,000 was awarded to Lynn by the state legislature for weed treatment at Sluice Pond in 2007 and again in 2008. This funding was lost in 2009 with the state budget cuts. The city of Lynn and Lynn Water and Sewer paid for the weed maintenance treatment in 2009. In 2010 the neccessary maintenance treatment was not done. The turtles and wildlife suffered from weed entanglement and swimmers faced danger of drowning from weed entanglement.
Mayor Kennedy vowed to help each year since and for the past five years has arranged for the city and Community Development to treat both Sluice and Flax Ponds. More funds are needed for long term weed maintenance. We hope to create a long term maintenance plan. If you have questions about the project or treatment plan, please call. Members who can assist with the activities for the Sluice Pond Restoration Project can contact:
Paul Stonks, President, 781-367-0697
Ruth Sarrette, Treasurer 781-389-9827
Matching Fund -
Ruth Sarrette, Treasurer , can let you know about our tax deduction status and can process your 2016 membership dues of $20 per household to assist with the funds needed for the SPA to treat the weeds and remove them from the coves and recreation areas. Checks can be made to Sluice Pond Association for additional donations to keep our pond clean and safe for swimmers and wild life.