On October 13, based on the MA Department of Public Health's recommendation, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has issued a cyanobacteria advisory for Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park. The DCR will be posting signage at access points to the water.
The MA DPH will be coordinating with DCR to monitor and evaluate the bloom conditions, including laboratory testing once the bloom starts to dissipate. Brewster Ponds Coalition continues to monitor Cliff Pond along with seventeen other ponds in town in partnership with the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod (apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/). The sampling season concludes at the end of October. BPC will continue to monitor Cliff Pond and any other pond that shows a HIGH cyanobacteria biomass or bloom until the results are LOW.
Please look here for timely notification of potentially harmful algal blooms. For additional information, please visit www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water .