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

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 …