Winter Talk: Six Ponds District

Winter Talk: Six Ponds District

Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Meeting Place: Harwich Community Center
Leader: Carole Ridley
Price: 5
Attendee Limit: 100

Please join Harwich Conservation Trust to learn what lies ahead for the Six Ponds District of Critical Planning Concern. The 1,200-acre Six Ponds region in East Harwich is recognized for its extensive and regionally significant natural, cultural and recreational resources. More than two decades ago, in an effort to guard against over-development, Barnstable County designated the Six Ponds area as a District of Critical Planning Concern. In this talk, presenter Carole Ridley will cover the range of ecologically significant features of this area, the protective management measures undertaken, and the current management challenges and opportunities available to ensure that the Six Ponds area is preserved for future generations.

Carole is a principal of Ridley & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in sustainable energy and environmental programs for government, non-profit, and private clients. Her work focuses on natural resource management and restoration, land use, and economic development.

Carole received a BA in economics with honors from Trinity College (Hartford, CT), and a Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She lives in East Harwich with her husband Scott and their sons and serves on the Board of the Community Development Partnership and Town of Harwich Community Preservation Committee.

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