[Source: Providence Journal, October 10, 2016]

A group works to better understand what’s ailing the 100-acre pond, a cherished local conservation area and an iconic backdrop to the East Bay Bike Path as it runs along Brickyard’s northern shore.

BARRINGTON – As biologist Matt Ladewig launches a small aluminum boat on Brickyard Pond, a remarkably large bird flies overhead.

“That’s a bald eagle,” he says.

A few minutes later, an osprey dives toward the pond, plunges its talons below the surface and then takes off with a little fish in its clutches.

Despite the vibrant display of wildlife, all is not well at Brickyard. In fact, this is the first day of a months-long study by Ladewig and his colleagues at ESS Group to better understand what’s ailing the 100-acre pond, a cherished local conservation area and an iconic backdrop to the East Bay Bike Path as it runs along Brickyard’s northern shore…