As an official Committee of Envision Arlington's Environment Task Group, the Spy Pond Committee is charged with addressing and helping to solve the problems and challenges faced by Spy Pond. The group has been active since 1994. The goals of the Committee are simple - make Spy Pond a better and healthier place for people and wildlife.
In detail, the goals for the Pond fall into four categories and were adopted by Town Meeting in 1998. They are:
Water Quality and Control
To reduce the effects of urban runoff to control pollution, weeds, and algae, and to reduce shoreline erosion, in an ecologically sensitive manner.
Public Use and Access
To maintain and improve existing public access, and review the possibilities for enhancing public access and recreation, while ensuring respect for private property.
Flora and Fauna
To promote a healthy diversity of plants and wildlife.
To create public awareness and focus the attention of government on the natural, economic, and cultural values of Spy Pond. ...