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Save the date for Sunday 5/16

The next pond cleanup day will be Sunday 5/16 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting. Please put it on your calendar now, and we'll let you know more as the date approaches. It should be a great day to get out and work together on our pond. If you are willing to post a few flyers around the neighborhood, please let me know at, we can use the help!

Changes coming to the pond path for erosion control

I'm pleased to announce that the City of Albany has received a small grant from the Albany County Water & Sewer Conservation District for erosion control projects at the pond. These projects will help keep the path on the path, instead of in the pond at each heavy rain!

The biggest change that you'll see is reconfiguring the steep section of the path near Lenox at the south (New Scotland) side. Once the project is complete, the path will take a shallower angle up the hill which will be much better for erosion control - and for folks walking on the path.

With the help of pond neighbor and County Legislator Gary Domalewicz, Buckingham Pond Conservancy identified this source of grant funds, established a relationship with the ACW&SCD and facilitated the development of the grant projects. Thanks so much to DGS for putting together the proposal and to ACW&SCD for granting these funds. We'll let you know as soon as we hear when work is likely to begin.