Celebrate the Pond Day
Everyone is invited to celebrate Block Island’s treasure, the Great Salt Pond, on August 13 with over 11 events, from 11 island organizations, showcasing its variety and importance. You can catch aquatic wildlife in the pond with The Nature Conservancy, or walk the marshes with the Ocean View Foundation to consider the impact of rising sea levels. Learn about aquaculture and growing clams with the Shellfish Commission, or enjoy crab races and catching crabs at BIMI. Enjoy a sunrise kayak with Pond & Beyond, or a sunset paddleboard with Ocean Adventures. Highlighting the day will be the Great Salt Pond Swim-2, a one-mile swim sponsored by the Committee for the Great Salt Pond (CGSP). The festivities also include a special Great Salt Pond Margarita at the Oar ($2/drink donated to the CGSP), and in the evening swing on into a Celebration of the Great Salt Pond by ConserFest at the Old Island Pub.
Please see the calendar on page A5 for a complete listing of the Celebrate the Pond events. There’s something for everyone in the family, young and old. The Great Salt Pond is a very special gem, one of the cleanest and most inviting harbors on the East Coast. The Committee for the Great Salt Pond, working together with other island organizations, stresses a balance among commercial and recreational uses. Please come, participate, and see why this beautiful body of water is called The GREAT Salt Pond!