January 2018 Newsletter
Lake and Pond News this Winter
Our annual workshop is scheduled for Friday April 13, 2018 at the LEED certified Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife headquarters in Westborough, MA.
Letter from the President
A warm welcome to all of our members and friends of the Massachusetts Congress of Lake and Pond Associations!

We hope that you all have had a great holiday and have been keeping warm in this cold weather! Thank you to all who have participated in our Lake Management Questionnaire. This information has been very useful to us and we will distribute our findings at our next annual conference. Speaking of...

MA COLAP is excited to announce that our Spring 2018 Conference will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Headquarters in Westborough, MA! More information will follow regarding specifics, but all of us at MA COLAP are very excited that MA Fish and Wildlife will be hosting us again.

If you have any interest in presenting at the conference or hosting a booth or poster, please email us at info@macolap.org . We are looking to feature topics that involve invasive species, lake management, wildlife, and climate change, though all lake related topics are welcome!

And as always, if you have an interest in joining our board or volunteering with MA COLAP, please feel free to reach out to us as at info@macolap.org . MA COLAP is always looking for volunteer projects to get involved with, so you if you have any ideas, please throw them our way!

Happy New Year!

Danielle Marini, President
Matt Ladewig from ESS Group, Inc. presents at last year's annual workshop.
2018 Annual Workshop
Mark Your Calendars: Our annual workshop is scheduled for Friday April 13, 2018 at the LEED certified Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife headquarters in Westborough, MA.

Presenters: Are you interested in presenting at this year's workshop? If so, email info@macolap.org with the title and abstract of your talk.

Vendors & Sponsors: Do you want to host a booth at this year's conference? If so, email info@macolap.org for details.

An email with additional details for presenters, vendors, and sponsors will be available at a later date.
Survey Results
Thank you for participating in our lake and pond management survey! Full survey results will be released at the annual conference. In the meantime, did you know that...

  • The primary use for your lakes and ponds is: boating
  • The main concern for your lakes and ponds is: invasive species
  • The largest contributor to your lake and pond concerns are: people
  • Our members are most interested in learning about: general lake and pond management, followed closely by invasive species management

Invasive species, algae, erosion, and enforcement topped the list of our members' greatest concerns regarding their lake or pond.
A big thanks goes to Melissa from Arlington for submitting this frosty photo of the Arlington Reservoir. Don't forget to follow us on social media to see other great pictures from our members!
Share on Social Media
Do you have a lake or pond picture that you want to see on social media? Tag us or submit your picture to media@macolap.org and we will re-post or share. Be sure to include your name and the location of the picture.
Do you need help getting the word out about your lake association event? Email us at media@macolap.org with the details and we will help spread the word through Twitter , Facebook , and LinkedIn .
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