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Join Our Board! Seeking President, Vice President, Secretary and More

MA COLAP is seeking energetic, passionate people to aid in our mission of protecting and preserving MA lakes. We are currently looking to fill the following positions: President: The President acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors and preside over meetings of the members and the Board. The President is the primary spokesperson for… Read more »

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

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, 2018

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 »

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 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 »

Resigning as Executive Director

Dear MA COLAP Community, Unfortunately, I can no longer serve as the Executive Director. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve as the director and I will miss the position greatly. I am proud of the organization’s growth during my year and a half tenure. We have added four highly skilled board members… Read more »