Governor Patrick Celebrates Annual Trout Stocking at Jamaica Pond
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick will join Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and other environmental officials, elected officials and local students to kick off the spring fishing season by releasing 1150 trout – including rainbow, brook, brown, and tiger trout – and 10 broodstock salmon into Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain. This stocking event is part of an annual program that distributes various species of trout to 500 bodies of water throughout the Commonwealth. This year, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) will release more than 522,000 trout produced at state-operated hatcheries in Belchertown and Sandwich. The 60-foot deep pond, the largest body of freshwater in Boston, is also home to snapping turtles, crayfish, eels and clams.
Governor Deval Patrick
Wednesday April 18, 2011 Time: 10:30 a.m.
Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Parking on Eliot Street)