“I don’t think this is going to be enough water for Beaver Lake,” SAP member Ellie Sarcione told Landry. “I don’t think there will be enough coming down, flowing through.”
Landry said the same amount of water would remain if the dam was removed, it would just flow differently.
“I just think it will be a big mess out there,” Sarcione said. “I need a better understanding of why you think there won’t be damage done.”
Town historian Richard Holmes attends meetings regularly and said he sees Adams Pond and its dam from a more historical view.
He quoted a Derry News article from 1948, reporting the first waterfowl refuge in the state was located at Adams Pond.
“The state recognized Adams Pond in 1948 as a special place,” Holmes said. “This adds to the credibility of saving the beavers and the salamanders.”
The group will continue to meet to plan its fundraising efforts and how to get the word out about saving the pond.
The Save Adams Pond group has a Facebook page for anyone wanting to learn more. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the municipal center’s second-floor meeting room.