Get to know your pond and help others to do the same. Here’s an example of a mapping project you can do of your favorite pond. Submitted by 10-year-old Jack Martin.
(How cool is this kid?)

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Pond Stories are a collection of writings from Cape Codders and visitors who love the 1000 local ponds that dot the Cape. We hope this collection of stories, that are as much endearing as they are environmentally aware, will awaken your inner environmentalist to think deeper about our human impacts to these unique bodies of water. Check out these valuable resources to learn more about the current challenges Cape Cod ponds are facing and how you can be a better pond steward in your town.