Lakes and Ponds Program

The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Lakes and Ponds Program protects the habitats and recreational opportunities of the state's lakes and ponds.

The Lakes and Ponds Program works primarily in the DCR State Park system to protect, manage and restore valuable aquatic resources. We also provide technical assistance to communities and citizen groups as well as provide educational materials to the public about lake issues.

We strive to ensure a safe future for Massachusetts' lakes and ponds through citizen involvement and education.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Jim Straub at, Tom Flannery at or Kara Sliwoski at

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