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News Wachusett Dam Walkway Opens to the Public on Sunday, October 8, 2017

9/28/2017
  • Department of Conservation & Recreation

Media Contact for Wachusett Dam Walkway Opens to the Public on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mark Steffen, Press Secretary

ClintonOn Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will open the top of the Wachusett Dam in Clinton for the public to access, walk across, and enjoy from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. The walkway along the top of the majestic Wachusett Dam was originally closed in the 1990s due to water supply security and public safety concerns. In recent years, DCR has been able to open the dam to the public for a day each spring and fall. DCR Watershed Rangers will be on hand to provide information regarding the agency’s watershed protection program, which is responsible for the protection of the metropolitan Boston water supply, including the Wachusett Reservoir and watershed area. Additionally, local and state fire departments, Massachusetts State and Environmental Police, Massachusetts National Guard, and many other emergency response agencies will be on hand to answer questions and showcase specialized equipment.

 

WHAT:    The opening of the Wachusett Dam Walkway to the public

WHERE: Wachusett Dam

                Clinton, MA

WHEN:    Sunday, October 8, 2017

                10:00AM - 2:00PM

For more information or for detailed directions, please contact the Wachusett Reservoir Ranger Station at 978-365-3800.

* DUE TO INCREASED SECURITY, BACKPACKS, BRIEFCASES, AND OTHER LARGE BAGS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. ALL OTHER ITEMS BROUGHT TO THE EVENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEARCH.

Media Contact for Wachusett Dam Walkway Opens to the Public on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Department of Conservation & Recreation 

DCR manages state parks and oversees more than 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. It protects, promotes, and enhances the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.

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