Hear about all the City's Blues Spaces and how we can become a more sustainable City. This is a virtual event to be held February 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Register at http://tinyurl.com/BlueintheWoo
Save the Date – Cyanobacteria in Worcester A Review of Community Scientist Data on our Local Lakes and Ponds
Thursday, January 20th, 6:30 pm Register for this virtual event at: http://tinyurl.com/WCMC2021
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 …
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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
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 …
Seasonal Birds are back!
Lots of Mergansers are back!
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 …
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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 …
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Algae Treatment at Coes Reservoir July 23
The City of Worcester Department of Public Works & Parks has contracted for the application of copper sulfate to Indian Lake and Coes Reservoir on Thursday, July 23, 2020. The City advises all persons to stay out of the water, discontinue boat use and fishing and keep their pets out of the water on this …
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A Bevy of Swans
A group of swans is called a bevy or a wedge. The swans have returned to Coes Reservoir. On May 1 twelve were counted.