Monthly Meeting and Special Meeting with City Councilor Haxhiaj and State Rep LeBouef

TBWA District 5 City Councilor Etel Haxhiaj is interested in meeting with us to hear about our concerns and the issues we are working on. Unfortunately, she has a standing obligation that conflicts with our regular monthly meeting time so we have scheduled a meeting with her on Monday, December 5 at 5:30 at Stearns Tavern. State Representative Dave …

Worcester Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative 2022 Data Review – December 8

Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) is a growing concern for Worcester's lakes and ponds. Worcester sponsors a citizen-science initiative to monitor for harmful algal blooms. TBWA participates in this effort, collecting and analyzing samples from Cooks Pond, Patch Reservoir and Coes Reservoir. On Thursday, December 8 the city will present WCMC data collected this year. Come learn …

WCMC update

We are coming to the end of our sampling season. This has been a challenging year, with a number of incidents of high levels of cyanobacteria requiring treatment and closures. We want to thank City of Worcester Lakes and Ponds Program - Jacquelyn Burmeister and Nick Pagos - for all their attention to this issue. …

Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative Begins 2022 Season!

The Worcester Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative initiated the 2022 season on May 2. Volunteers will be sampling Lakes and Ponds across the city and in other communities in Central Mass. Members of TBWA will be monitoring Coes Reservoir, Patch Reservoir and Cooks Pond to assist the city. The data from this effort helps local understanding of …

WSU Assesses the impact of invasive Asiatic clams in Patch Reservoir

In New England with its penchant for clam chowder, one would think a rise in the local freshwater clam population of Worcester’s ponds and reservoirs would presumably be nothing to complain about, and even welcomed. Dr. Diana Sharpe of Worcester State University believes that it may be too much of a good thing. Hailing from …

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