Baker Cove Watershed Committee
The Baker Cove Watershed Committee was formed with the purpose of reducing fecal coliform bacteria in Groton’s Baker Cove, which is impaired for direct shellfish consumption.
The committee is comprised of interested parties who wish to take local control over improving water quality in Baker Cove. Ideally, the committee will include members from the general public, school groups, local government and non-profit organizations, commerce and industry and other local neighborhood groups and Associations.
The committee will assist in improving water quality in Baker Cove by implementing recommendations from the Baker Cove Abbreviated Watershed-Based Plan (Table 7) Baker Cove WBP to reduce or eliminate non-point sources of pollution. Some activities may include planning rain gardens and riparian buffers, conducting shoreline clean-ups and holding workshops, as well as spearheading continued efforts to control non-migratory Canada Geese populations.