For Immediate Release: 2/8/2023 10:36 am
WORCESTER, Mass. – The City of Worcester’s Department of Sustainability and Resilience’s Lakes and Ponds Program will present “The State of the Lakes in 2022: Community- and Data-Driven Solutions for our Blue Spaces” on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:15 p.m. at the Worcester Senior Center (128 Providence St.).
“Worcester’s lakes and ponds are valuable assets for our City, enriching our neighborhoods and providing a range of recreational opportunities for all. It is critical that we preserve their health and access for our residents, and I am excited about the advancements made by the Lakes and Ponds Program to do just that,” said City Manager Eric D. Batista.
In 2022, the Lakes and Ponds Program partnered with volunteers and community organizations to expand the number of waterways it monitors. Using the information gathered, the Program implemented management plans and projects to reduce beach closures and improve the health of the City’s Blue Spaces.
The results from those efforts will be presented at the annual State of the Lakes, along with the latest on water quality, upcoming improvement projects, and ways residents can get involved. Attendees will hear updates and have a chance to ask questions about Lake Quinsigamond, Indian Lake, Coes Reservoir, and Bell Pond. Some of the newest lakes and projects that have been added to the Lakes and Ponds Program, including Salisbury Pond, Elm Park Pond, and Flint Pond, will also be discussed.
The presentation will be facilitated by Jacquelyn Burmeister, Coordinator of the Lakes and Ponds Program. Light refreshments will be provided.
Attendees are asked to register at tinyurl.com/WorcesterLakes22. To learn more about the City’s lakes and ponds, or to volunteer, residents can visit worcesterma.gov/bluespace.