S & S Community Bag program - November 2019

We are excited that the Monponsett Watershed Association has been selected to be a part of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program. This program is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment. 




For the month of November, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop located in Halifax, $1 will be donated to the MWA. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause.  The bags will be available at various registers and at the reusable bag rack. If you are having trouble finding the bags, ask the store manager where the Stop & Shop Community Bag is located and they will be happy to show you!
Please spread the word to friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the Community Bag during the month of November, the more environmental awareness and money we will raise.
To learn more about this program, please visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.

2019 Education Campaign (Mailer)

To learn more about what you can do to improve water quality in Monponsett pond click this link. Mailer Brochure

MWA Next General Meeting

Please join us at our next MWA meeting on Thursday January 23, 2020 at 7:00 Pm at the Halifax Town Hall (Great Room).  You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. Hope to see you there.   

Please note: Meetings are planned for the fourth Thursday of Jan, Mar, April, June and Sept. Meeting changes will be posted via, email and/or Facebook.  

ACO Info and Links

In 2017 the City of Brockton signed an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  The ACO identifies impairments that can be targeted for improvement and reasons for which Brockton was found in non-compliance with sections of Chapter 371 of the acts of 1964 and other facts and allegations. Deliverable timelines are included. 

A requirement of the ACO is that Brockton develop a Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Monponsett Pond.  In 2018 Brockton published the final RMP Scope of Work. The Resource Management Plan (RMP) defines project requirements & objectives for ACO item #34. 

In 2019, DEP issued the First Amendment to the ACO that modifies certain sections of the ACO. Two primary impacts are: 

1. Completion of RMP before completion of Comprehensive Water Management Plan (CWMP).


2. Extension of total elapsed time from ACO effective date to submittal of CWMP from 2 years to 5  years 10 months.
   
The ACO, RMP and Amendment can be found here:

Become A Member

 
Please join MWA. There is no obligation to attend meetings; we understand how busy folks are. The more members we have, the more influence we have with state and local officials.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
Dues are $15/year, renewable each May. 
Pay dues your way!
     Pay in person by coming to a meeting or giving to a MWA officer
     Download membership form and mail with check to
Monponsett  Watershed Association, PO Box 287, Halifax, MA 02338
      Or join right here with PayPal or credit card
Thank you for being part of this all-volunteer effort!

Members must be 18 years+. Members in good standing may vote if present at a meeting.