Why We Support BCWC:
David Abelman & Marilyn Weil-Abelman
After spending many years visting the ponds on Cape Cod with their then young children, David Abelman and his wife Marilyn decided to make Long Pond in Marstons Mills their Cape escape. “Here on Long Pond, you would never know you were in the hustle and bustle of other parts of Cape Cod” notes David. Though they both love the ocean, the calmness of the pond allows David to enjoy his favorite activities like kayaking, swimming, and riding on his pedal board, while Marilyn loves the sheer beauty of the pond and its surroundings.
Since moving here, the Abelmans have seen changes to the pond, which is now closed due to toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Wanting to learn more, David resorted to searching the internet, speaking to experts, and working with the Friends of Long Pond Marstons Mills to improve the pond’s water quality. Research led him to Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, where he discovered a shared goal in finding solutions to the poor water quality issues right in his backyard.
Thank you to the Abelmans for their support – we look forward to working with them to make Long Pond one of the cleanest ponds in Barnstable.