City of Newton utility crews have been hard at work this week cleaning out and repairing clogged storm drains around the perimeter of Bullough's Pond.
Storm drains alleviate street flooding, but also provide a pathway for silt and pollutants to enter the pond. Some of the storm drains near the pond date back to the 1920s.
BPA President Marilyn Campbell and Media Director Kathleen Kouril Grieser visited Newton City Hall on June 26 to make a presentation to three City of Newton officials. Chief Operating Officer Bob Rooney, Commissioner of Parks & Recreation Bob DeRubeis, and Commissioner of Public Works David Turocy examined historic BPA photographs and diagrams detailing the risks
Bullough's Pond Association President Marilyn Campbell welcomed Eric Olson, Ph.D., to Bullough's Pond on June 24, for a walk around the pond with Association members including BPA Secretary Dick Lockwood and BPA Media Director Kathleen Kouril Grieser.
BPA President Marilyn Campbell led BPA members and other volunteers in a massive clean up effort around Bullough’s Pond on Newton Serves Day, April 28.
After some four hours of backbreaking work, the north and east banks of the pond looked clean and welcoming. The clean up brigade filled more than 60 bags of yard waste and piled up lots of broken branches for collection by the city’s crews.