Salutations, I trust everyone is doing well.
I have held off on posting any update until I felt that the water level on the East Pond was just about right on schedule. I am pleased and excited to share with you that the Water level on the East Pond is right on target. Perhaps, even better than some of the years when it was quite good on the pond. This is a result of coordinated efforts by a bunch of us, including NPS staff along with Don Riepe and a few of his volunteers. We did the outflow valve digout in March and and subsequently monitored the outflow and water level. This led to clearing out any buildup when necessary. We may do one more digout out due to the high tides pushing in silt and Ulva build up but our early work has clearly paid off. I have discussed with NPS maintenance staff and trail clearing will also begin soon. This will include the Northend East side trail as it has not been maintained for a few seasons. I’ll probably post an update one more time once we hit our water level target. Stay well everyone and be safe! For anyone interested here are a few links to tweets from our March work. https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1375489316026253316?s=21 https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1375559246419537920?s=21 https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1375560556048945155?s=21 https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1376674603024723973?s=21 Cheers, -------- “Tenderness and Kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution” ~ Khalil Gibran "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass 風 Swift as the wind 林 Quiet as the forest 火 Conquer like the fire 山 Steady as the mountain Sun Tzu The Art of War > (\__/) > (= '.'=) > (") _ (") > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --