Video: The Cape Cod Cautionary Tale

We urge everyone in the Chebacco Watershed to view this 11-minute video! Beautifully told, it takes the viewer through the impact that human urine, of all things, is having on the vulnerable natural systems of Cape Cod, through the risks to property values, and to some of the remedies that are underway. Will they be in time?

One note of clarification: in the salt water environment of Cape Cod, it’s the nitrogen in urine that threatens the ecosystem. In freshwater environments like the Chebacco Watershed, phosphorus is the nutrient that triggers excessive plant growth.


Know Your Watershed II – How Healthy is Our Lake?

Know Your Watershed III – Managing the Four Human Impacts

Realistic Expectations for Shallow Lakes (9m) — Limnologists in Minnesota explain that the options for shallow lakes often come down to Clear-Water-and-Plants or Green-Water-and-No-Plants.