• Vote to preserve Berlin Pond
    November 02,2012

    @Normal:On Nov. 6, Berlin voters will decide whether to allow public access to Berlin Pond for recreational use. I would ask that you vote no. For over 100 years, this pond has been preserved, and it provides the drinking water for Montpelier and a large part of Berlin. It is important that we continue to preserve it. Allowing non-motorized boats on the pond can still harm the water. There is great potential for invasive species, such as milfoil, to get into the pond from boaters who do not properly wash their boats before entering the pond. Many lakes around Vermont have been negatively affected by these invasion species, despite the very costly boat washing stations at some of the lakes. As a kayaker, I would love to kayak on Berlin pond, but the risk to the quality of water in the pond is too high. I hope you will vote “no” and help to continue to preserve this beautiful pond for future generations Virginia Renfrew


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