On 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\u2019s 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.\n\n\u00a0\n\nWHAT:\u00a0 \u00a0 The opening of the Wachusett Dam Walkway to the public\n\nWHERE: Wachusett Dam\n\n\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Clinton, MA\n\nWHEN:\u00a0 \u00a0 Sunday, October 8, 2017\n\n\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 10:00AM - 2:00PM\n\nFor more information or for detailed directions, please contact the Wachusett Reservoir Ranger Station at 978-365-3800.\n\n* 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.