Lake & Pond News

Presentations Now Available from LAPA West Symposium

The following presentations from the LAPA West (Lakes and Ponds Association of Western Massachusetts) symposium are now available for download: Understanding Wetland Regulations: The Fundamentals in Wetland Law and Regulation, Rob VanDerKar Developing Successful Lake Management Plans: Considering All the Elements, Ken Wagner

5th Annual Paddle Poker Run

Join the Quaboag Quacumquasit Lake Association on Saturday September 8, 2018 for the fifth annual Poker Paddle Run! The entry fee is $20 and the grand prize is $250. Funds are used to help pay for aquatic vegetation management on both lakes. Please see the flyer for additional information.  

Paddle Skedaddle – Canoe and Kayak Races Return to Hamilton Reservoir

The following press release was provided by the Friends of the Hamilton Reservoir Association. The Hamilton Reservoir in Holland will again be the site of a paddle-sport race on Sunday Aug. 26. The race is a fundraiser for the local lake association, the Friends of the Hamilton Reservoir Assoc. (FHRA).  The FHRA is a 501… Read more »

Message from the Incoming President

To the members of MA COLAP: I am excited to accept the position of President for MA COLAP. Past presidents have worked hard to bring about the modernization of the organization. These changes have included developing a new website, refining the bylaws, and expanding the use of electronic communication. As media coordinator, I have been… Read more »

Message from the Outgoing President

Greeting members and friends of the Massachusetts Coalition of Lakes and Ponds! Just a week ago, we were at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife hearing wonderful presentations and networking with various lake management and environmental organizations. Thank you to everyone who helped pull off our event! And a special thanks to the MA… Read more »

MA COLAP Bylaw Update

The Board of Directors is proposing changes to MA COLAP’s bylaws. Bylaw changes will be voted on during the April 13, 2018 meeting in Westborough, MA. Changes to the bylaws are intended to streamline language and modernize MA COLAP to fit the organization as it stands today. Please read the following documents to stay up… Read more »

Join Us For Our Annual Workshop: Invasive Species and Lakes in Massachusetts – Friday April 13, 2017

Registration is now closed for our annual conference. We can’t wait to see you there! MA COLAP will be hosting our annual workshop at the LEED certified Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters in Westborough, MA. Friday April 13th, 2018 8 AM to 3:40 PM Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters 1 Rabbit Hill Road Westborough,… Read more »

Program for Annual Workshop!

Please see attached PDF for the program for the 2017 workshop Program Announcement 317

Join Us For Our Annual Conference: Climate Change and Lakes in Massachusetts – April 7th

Friday April 7th, 2017 MA DFW Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 COLAP will be hosting our annual meeting at the the LEED certified Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters in Westborough, MA. We will discuss how climate change affects lakes in Massachusetts, currently as well as in the future. We will host a variety of… Read more »

Boat Excise Tax Information

BOAT EXCISE TAX https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIX/Chapter60B/Section2 All sums received from the excise imposed under this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of the city or town and fifty per cent of said excise shall be credited to the municipal waterways improvement and maintenance fund established under the provisions of section five G of chapter forty. This… Read more »