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Puffer's Pond 2020 Committee
Contact Information

David Ziomek
Director of Conservation and Development
Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue
Ph: 413-259-3045
Email

Nathaniel Malloy
Associate Planner
Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue
Ph: 413-259-3040
Email

Overview

Puffer's Pond 2020 is planning for the future of one of Amherst’s most beloved, and heavily-used, destinations-the Puffer's Pond/Mill River Conservation & Recreation Corridor.  The committee will consider options for the use, restoration, beautification, and preservation of Puffer’s Pond and surrounding areas, and will also study various aspects of the pond itself, such as its capacity to meet conservation and recreation demands, ecological impacts from overuse, and water quality issues.  Please click here to read the committee charge.


Agendas and Minutes
Most Recent Agenda | All Agendas    
Most Recent MinutesAll Minutes

New: Report to the Conservation Commission-June, 2010
Please click the following links to view or download the Final Report and Appendices.  The Full Report is also available at Town Hall.

Final Report to the Conservation Commission
    Final Report

Appendices
    I.     Puffer’s Pond 2020—Scenarios Matrix 
    II.    “Good Ideas Addendum” 
    III.   Draft Report—February 4, 2010 
    IV.   Committee Charge and Membership 
    V.    Public Forums Handout and Data 
    VI.   Town Counsel Memorandum—Use of Property, Fees, Liability 
    VII.  Parcel Acquisition Timeline 
    VIII. Puffer’s Pond Rules & Regulations 
    IX.   Comparative Analysis of Local Swimming Areas 
    X.    Fee Structures in Amherst 
    XI.   Newspaper Articles 
    XII.  Summary of 2009 Online Puffer’s Pond 2020 Survey

Maps
    A. Basemap 
    B. Property Ownership and Timeline of Acquisition 
    C. Protected Open Space 
    D. Priority Habitat 
    E. Water Resources 
    F. Density within 1-mile of Puffer’s Pond—‘nolli’ diagram 
    G. Year Structures Built 
    H. Zoning within 1-mile of Puffer’s Pond 
    I. Action Plan Map—Open Space and Recreation Plan 
    J. Mill River Area—Map #5: Amherst Open Space and Trails Series

Additional Resources - Available upon request in the Office of Conservation & Development on the 2nd floor of Town Hall
  • Puffer’s Pond 2020 Public Meeting Agendas
  • Puffer’s Pond 2020 Public Meeting Minutes
  • Puffer’s Pond 2020 Management Plan
  • 2009 Online Puffer’s Pond Survey Results
  • University of Massachusetts Sedimentation Study, 2009
  • Amherst College Bathymetry Study, 2009
  • University of Massachusetts, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Greenway Studio Projects, 2010

Members

Member

Year Appointed

Term Expires

Briony Angus

2009

2010

Meg Gage 

2009

2010

Elisabeth Hamin, Chair    

2009

2010

Aaron Hayden, Select Board Rep.  

2009

2010

Emlen Jones

2009

2010

Paris Muska

2009

2010

Jim Patulak

2009

2010

Jim Pistrang

2009

2010

Mary Sharma

2009

2010

David Webber

2009

2010

Evan Shopper

 2009

 2010


* Members are appointed by the Conservation Commission for a limited term