|1. How old is Spy Pond?
to 13,000 years old or since the end of the last ice age.
|2. Who owns Spy Pond?
shoreline is owned by the abutters. The water is owned by the State of
Massachusetts. The floor of the Pond is owned by Arlington. Elizabeth Island
is privately owned.
|3. How much area does Spy Pond cover?
|4. How does water enter Spy Pond?
drains, rain, natural springs.
|5. Where does the water go after it leaves
a conduit under Rt. 2, thence to Little Pond in Belmont, to Little River,
to Alewife Brook, to Mystic River, and finally to Boston Harbor
|6. How many acres make up the Spy Pond
|7. What greater watershed is it a part
Mystic River Watershed
|8. Can you name one of the problems Spy
and algae growth, cultural eutrophication, geese, urban runoff
|9. Name five animals that inhabit Spy
swans, ducks, dragonflies, muskrats, turtles, cormorants, and carp are
a few of over 150 species of animal known from around the Pond.
|10. What is turbidity?
clarity of the water.
|11. What is cultural eutrophication?
undesirable effects in the water quality of a lake when it is unnaturally
enriched by fertilizers and other sources of nutrients from human activities
|12. What nutrient causes the most weed
and algae growth in Spy Pond?
|13. How can you become part of the movement
to help save Spy Pond?
your use of fertilizer. Don't feed the geese. Contact Vision 2020 at 648-1936,
or Friends of Spy Pond at 646-5262!