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The Problem

Although Massachusetts receives forty-four inches of rain a year, more than enough to supply our needs, water has become a precious commodity. Lake Cochituate, a marvelous water body here in eastern Massachusetts, is comprised of four major ponds (totaling more than 600 acres) and fed by four major tributaties encompassing 17.7 square miles.

The watershed is currently stressed by nonpoint source pollution, primarily urban stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces, decreased groundwater recharge, growing invasive weed infestations, and shoreline erosion from steep slopes, shoreline development, recreational use, and highway crossings.

Our Purpose

To promote a collaborative, community-based alliance that enhances and protects the environmental integrity of the Lake Cochituate Watershed in Massachusetts. We hope to educate the public about the "shed" part of watershed.

To explore and connect with other watershed organizations throughout New England by making visits, attending conferences, reaching out, and adopting successful educational and problem-solving strategies.

Aspire to a comprehensive watershed approach - which includes public and municipal education; tributary restoration, water, habitat and wildlife monitoring.

A 501c 3 Non Profit Corporation: Tax exempt #: 32-0303380

LCWCS

The Lake Cochitutate Watershed Council is a non-profit organization located in the Wayland-Natick-Framingham area, and is dedicated to preserving and protecting the watershed. LCWSC is made up of Big Heart, Little Feet; a program that brings people of all age groups together to clean the land; as well as POWR, a program dedicated to protecting the water supplies.

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The Problem

Although Massachusetts receives forty-four inches of rain a year, more than enough to supply our needs, water has become a precious commodity. Lake Cochituate, a marvelous water body here in eastern Massachusetts, is comprised of four major ponds (totaling more than 600 acres) and fed by four major tributaties encompassing 17.7 square miles.

The watershed is currently stressed by nonpoint source pollution, primarily urban stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces, decreased groundwater recharge, growing invasive weed infestations, and shoreline erosion from steep slopes, shoreline development, recreational use, and highway crossings.

508-740-9949

Our Purpose

To promote a collaborative, community-based alliance that enhances and protects the environmental integrity of the Lake Cochituate Watershed in Massachusetts. We hope to educate the public about the "shed" part of watershed.

To explore and connect with other watershed organizations throughout New England by making visits, attending conferences, reaching out, and adopting successful educational and problem-solving strategies.

Aspire to a comprehensive watershed approach - which includes public and municipal education; tributary restoration, water, habitat and wildlife monitoring.

508-740-9949

Upcoming Events

Dug Pond Clean-up

Thursday, 4/4, 3-6 pm, Donahue Boat Landing

Charles River Annual Earth Day Clean-up

Sat. 4/20, 9 am - 12 Noon, location TBA

The Route 135 Corridor Green up

Sat., May 4, 2013; 9am-12am, Roche Bros. Plaza Rte. 135, Natick or Tosti's Service station, Framingham.

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Photos

Featured Photo


From album: Beauty of the Lake

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