Posts Categorized: News

DCR is hiring!

Help protect state owned lakes and ponds this summer! Be a boat ramp monitor and environmental educator.  

Join us for our 2016 Conference on Lake Management – May 21 & 22

The New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society and the Massachusetts Congress of Lake and Pond Associations are offering a two day seminar on addressing lake management in today’s world. Join us on May 20 and 21, 2016, at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA (junction of Rt 495 and Rt 20)… Read more »

DCR Seeks Applicants for Partnership Matching Funds Program

Boston—February 10, 2016—Today, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy has announced that the agency is now accepting applications for the FY’17 Partnerships Matching Funds Program. The grant program, which DCR will allocate up to $1.5 million in matching funds, assists in financing capital projects proposed by park advocacy groups, civic and community… Read more »

Message from the new Director

Dear MA COLAP Community, It was with great pleasure and excitement that I recently accepted the Executive Director position for MA COLAP. I am very motivated to start working with you and my fellow board members to implement beneficial changes for the Massachusetts lake loving community. I hope to make COLAP a useful tool for… Read more »

Getting connected

MA COLAP provides excellent opportunities to share information and experiences. We encourage our members to stay connected with each other year-round. If you would like to get connected with MA COLAP please consider coming to our Annual Winter Workshop, stopping by one of our Board Meetings, or attending an event sponsored by one of our… Read more »

Modifications Proposed to Current Trapping Law

The following letter composed by the Committee for Responsible Wildlife Management (CRWM) to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, describes the CRWM’s position of support for pending legislation regarding modifications to current trapping laws. For more information on the Committee for Responsible Wildlife Management please visit their website