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Preparation was critical and responsible for much of the success of this procedure. Good weather helped, and generous people demonstrated their committment to Long Pond and the environment.

Weatherproof Signs set with bouys around treated area

Volunteers organize into boats

Bob created working system to hold rolled mats

Rollers mounted at back of his pontoon boat

Barrier mats getting loaded into boat

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Mat is unrolled

Getting mat lined up correctly requires lots of coordination

Long T bar pole pushes mat to bottom

Special weighted PVC pipe with T on end secures mat

T bars are dropped onto mat at 10 ft intervals

Boat location kept stable with long poles with flat base

End of mat is marked with red bouy

End of 100 ft mat is lowered
Getting the Sign attached to buoy and floating in the correct space was quite a challenge

Sunday's Scheduled Installation Cancelled due to Cold and Windy Weather

Many committed volunteers showed up anyway


We could not have done this without all of the volunteers' support. Thanks to all those who helped with their boats, efforts, equipment and work on obtaining the mini grant enabling this project to SAVE LONG POND.

Learn more click here for Front page article of Standard Times May 8

Long Pond Volunteers Install Benthic Barriers May 7, 2007
Training Session on April 25, 2007 was helpful in getting us prepared