Walk around the lake, or sit on a bench and
watch the ducks. A dredging in 1992 promises
to slow down the eutrophication
process that's common in shallow, man-made ponds, especially those
in highly developed areas.
John Spring build
grist mill on Smelt Brook, creating the mill pond.
Lake and used for harvesting ice, stored in an icehouse on the
riverbank and delivered to Newton homes in summer.
for residential development. Dam was replaced with concrete.
paid for by $260,000 in state funding.
Publication of Reflections in Bullough's
Pond by Diana Muir, a commentary on
how the pond, like much of New England,
has been fashioned by humans. The Boston Globe called it "an extraordinary book, a combination of polemic and all-encompassing scholarship."
ADVOCATES & CARETAKERS:
Bullough's Pond Association
598 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460