The Dudley Pond Association is an organized watershed group with bylaws specifically for the maintenance of the Pond. Since its first meeting in 1968 the DPA has had a program of pond improvement that has included:
The DPA has monthly meetings which are normally held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 P. M. These meetings are open to everyone, member and non-member alike; however, in recognition of space limitations and to ensure that any issues you wish to discuss are added to the agenda, please call (508) 647-1544 in advance. Contact the DPA for more information.
In addition to our monthly meetings, Membership Meetings are held each Spring and Fall. These meetings are normally held on Sunday afternoons in late April and late October, and include a Spaghetti Dinner. In addition to reviewing the past six months, these meetings include the election of new Board members (Spring Meeting) and adoption of the next year's budget (Fall Meeting). Votes may be taken on other issues as required by our bylaws.
Your dues are used by the Association to fund ongoing operations of the organization, such as the semi-annual meetings, general pond cleanup, and educational material. The Association is grateful for any additional contributions.
The organization is also working hard on building its Endowment Fund, with the long-term goal of making the organization entirely self-supporting. Given the current cost of milfoil treatments, this is an ambitious but reachable goal. The organization conducts annual drives for the Endowment Fund.