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Party for the pond, Wednesday, july 31st

protect our water and green space

Join us at the Oak and Iron Brewing Company on July 31st from 5:30-8:30 at Party for the Pond

Help support the effort to save Haggetts Pond and Trail by attending this special fundraiser at our very own local favorite, Oak and Iron Brewing Company.

Friends of Haggetts Pond is continuing the effort to save the pond and trail. Your attendance will help to continue the fight by providing needed funds to build the legal fund challenging the plan to pave this important natural resources and recreational area..

Advance tickets are $30. Tickets at the door are $35. Your ticket gains you entrance to the party. Food and live entertainment will be provided. Russ Six plays solo acoustic guitar, covering a wide range of familiar songs from the 60's to today infused with a personal folk/ American style..

Food will be provided by D'Agostinos Deli. This family owned business, creates great subs, sandwiches , and sides, as well as party platters that cannot be beat for quality and flavor.

Haggetts Pond Blog

News and Updates

Keep our Water Supply Pristine
Haggetts Pond is our water supply. Town has stated that we should have confidence in our water treatment plant to filter out additional contaminants caused by paving. The town of Flint, Michigan had…
Inclusivity Means Not Paving the Trail
Inclusivity Means Not Paving the trail. Many residents use the trail to take advantage of its natural beauty, slow pace, varied plant and wildlife watching, culinary mushroom gathering, horseback riding, year round…
Party for the Pond
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st from 5:30-8:30PM WHERE: Oak and Iron Brewing Company, 18 Red Spring Road, Andover, MA 01810 WHY: Support the ongoing effort of fellow residents to save Haggetts…
Andover's "Connected Streets"

A Love Affair with asphalt

SAVE HAGGETTS POND

Join Us in Protecting our Water, Preserving Our Green Spaces and Wildlife: Let's Keep the Trail Unpaved!

Volunteers with a wide variety of skills and interests are always needed and welcome.

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Water Quality

Andover's PFAS levels are elevated. We risk eroding water safety further by excavating the rail bed and disturbing contaminants contained there; or risking transfer of bitumin, heavy metals, oils and debris to our drinking water supply in run off from storms. Let's promote a trail design that complies with our bylaws.
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Nature & Green Spaces

The Haggetts Pond trail runs through fragile wetland and habitats. This delicate, beautiful ecosystem can be made ADA accessible without excavating a 10' wide swathe and pouring tons of asphalt and without a $1.7 million expenditure.
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Governance Concerns

Andover has provided insufficient notice and engagement while paying for a design and seeking grant monies for this project - compared to other projects. The matter of the Haggetts Pond trail has become more than a conservation and water issue - it highlights problems with governance in our town that should concern us all.
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Asphalt Impacts

Contaminants, excessive heat and destruction of habitats and the serenity that is the Haggetts Pond woodland trail.

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PFS parts per trillion: Andover PFAS levels have increased from 14.6 to 20 (the edge of EPA limits) between 2016 and 2022.
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Possible types of contaminants found in old rail beds: creosote, pesticides, heavy metals like aresenic, and more.
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Potential decline in species in the proximity of asphalt paving.
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The temperature that asphalt reaches on a mild 75 F day.
SAVE Haggetts Pond

Join Us in Preserving Our Natural Heritage: Let's Keep the Trail Unpaved!


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Andover Special Town Meeting March 11 2024

Special Town Meeting

The Special Town Meeting will take place March 11, 2024 at 7 PM at the Collins Center. The purpose of the meeting is to debate the proposed changes to our town's bylaws…

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Join Us in Preserving Our Natural Heritage: Let's Keep the Trail Unpaved!

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