Your actions matter. Explore the resources below to learn more about current projects at Santuit Pond, key ways you can engage with local efforts, or actions you can take at home to support the Pond.
Questions or Comments? Contact Us:
Director Department of Natural Resources
Town of Mashpee
Natural Resources Director
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Phone: 508-477-0208 x 126
Events and Opportunities
What can you do to help keep Santuit Pond healthy?
Santuit Pond is an important natural resource to the Town of Mashpee and the communities on Cape Cod. The pond provides a habitat for ecologically significant plant, animal, and aquatic communities. The pond enhances the quality of life through its rich cultural history and recreational opportunities.
Attend public meetings and get engaged.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping the pond clean and improving water quality. Attending public meetings and sharing your vision for a swimmable, safe pond helps create a better future.
Town Landing Visioning Workshop, November 2022
Make your lawn more eco-friendly.
One of the best ways to protect local water bodies from pollutants such as phosphorus is to understand how our homes, lawns, and septic systems contribute to nutrient pollution.
Fortunately, there are many simple ways you can help reduce phosphorus pollution in local watersheds and resources like Santuit Pond.
Reducing fertilizer use in lawns or opting for a phosphorus-free fertilizer can help decrease the amount of phosphorus that washes off and transports to local waterways. To further make your lawn more-ecofriendly, consider planting vegetation buffers. Buffers are strips of trees, shrubs, grasses and other low growing and deep-rooted plants that work to absorb and filter phosphorus-polluted runoff. Aside from lawn care, regular septic inspection and maintenance can further help ensure that no excess phosphorus is being released into groundwater. These are just a few simple ways you can help reduce phosphorus pollution in local watersheds and resources like Santuit pond.
Talk to your friends and family.
Share your knowledge about the causes of pond pollution with your loved ones and ask them to get involved too!
Limit boat size on the pond.
Don’t rush while on the pond, go slow to not kick up sediment.