Permeable Barriers Considered for Lagoon Pond Protection

Lagoon Pond

Martha’s Vineyard Gazette: In an effort to protect water quality in Lagoon Pond, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is racing to apply for a major federal grant to fund the installation of permeable reactive barriers, a nitrogen removal strategy never before used on the Vineyard. Permeable reactive barriers have nitrogen removal rates averaging about 95%.

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to award about $7 million dollars this year for coastal watershed restoration in southeastern New England, with grants ranging from around $250,000 to $1 million. It is the first opportunity of its kind under the EPA’s Southeast New England Program.

Read more about the possible installation of permeable reactive barriers on Lagoon Pond.