Storm Drain Workshop A Success

The presentation by Worcester city employees Jacquelyn Burmeister and Ian Weybourne, “Where the Storm Drain Ends: Worcester’s Grey Infrastructure and Surface Water Quality.” was a great success. We had a great turnout, with folks from TBWA waterbodies, Indian Lake, Lake Quinsigamond, and students from WPI. Jacquelyn reviewed why working to keep pollutants out of stormwater …

September meeting notes

Update and discussion about non-profit status   Pro's and con's of pursuing non-profit status were discussed.  One of the goals of the TBWA is to provide education and outreach related to watershed issues for the local community but that doesn't necessarily require non-profit status. It was agreed that we should get additional information before making our …

August 7 meeting notes

Below are the minutes from our August 7th meeting. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 4th. - Discussion of this year's invasive aquatic plant management and water quality efforts at Coes Reservoir.  The City provided information about this summer’s efforts to manage invasive aquatic species at Coes Reservoir.The Sonar treatment was effective in controlling …

Invasive Aquatic Plant Treatment/Removal at Coes Reservoir

The City of Worcester Department of Public Works & Parks has contracted a lake management company to battle the weeds in Coes Reservoir. The Tatnuck Brook Watershed Association appreciates the City's continued efforts to combat the various invasive aquatic plants in Coes. On June 28, Coes Reservoir was treated with the herbicide fluridone (trade name …