State of the Lakes

The “State of the Lakes: Worcester’s Recreational Water Quality in 2020 and Beyond”! was held virtually this year. The presentations are now available on Worcester’s YouTube Channel, and they are great! You can find the links below. The 2020 Lakes and Ponds Program Overview Water Quality at Coes Reservoir

Get Hooked!

TBWA is pleased to partner with The City of Worcester Public Works & Parks (DPW&P) Lakes and Ponds Program and other local watershed organizations, on the 2021 Angler Event Series Get Hooked on Worcester's Lake & Ponds.   The 2021 Blue Space Angler Event Series launches Monday, January 25th. Virtual and outdoor, fishing-themed events are …

Massachusetts Environmental Police charge individuals for illegal use of fishing net in Coes Reservoir

Recently Officers were informed of individuals illegally utilizing a net to capture fish at Coe’s Reservoir in Worcester. Upon arrival, the Officer located the individuals in question as they were preparing to leave. When nearing their vehicle, the Officer saw in plain view a net containing a large amount of fish. An inspection found the …

Coes Reservoir is treated to control Water Chestnut

August 11 day of treatmentApplying Clear CastApplying Clear CastAugust 17 - 6 days after treatment Despite mechanical harvesting to remove weeds in June, the water chestnut in the northern end of Coes is very thick, and extent/area covered seems to have expanded from last year. The city decided to use a chemical treatment rather than …

Attention Worcester Anglers – Help us evaluate and improve Worcester’s fisheries!

The City of Worcester's Lakes & Ponds Division, Indian Lake Watershed Association, Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association & Tatnuck Brook Watershed Association are working to improve the fish habitat in our waterways. We realize that anglers can provide valuable information about current conditions and changes over the years. We have created a survey to collect information …

Wish we could put some of these up

I saw this on my twitter feed; according to the post they are being used in some Alabama state parks. I find the trash in our watershed very depressing. Last year we did an Earth Day clean up around Coes Reservoir; and trash was back in a very short time.