INDIAN LAKE IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY: Thursday, August 4th
The Indian Lake Watershed Association, in cooperation with the City of Worcester, has contracted with SOLitude Lake Management to apply copper sulfate to Indian Lake. The goal of the treatment is to eradicate current algae blooms, in particular, cyanobacteria or blue-green algae.
The most recent water sample collected shows blue-greens at 35,000 cells per milliliter. Restrictions for human activity are put in place by the state at 70,000 cells per ml. While this sample shows levels still well below the state limit, we are taking a proactive approach. Algae levels will continue to be monitored following the treatment.
On Thursday, August 4th Indian lake will be CLOSED due to this chemical treatment. All use of the lake will be prohibited including boating, fishing, swimming and irrigation.
The lake will re-open on Friday, August 5th.
This chemical treatment is being applied by SOLitude Lake Management, a licensed environmental management company with extensive knowledge of Indian Lake. It is conducted pursuant to a permit issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MASSDEP) under an order of conditions issued by the Worcester Conservation Commission.
|WPD Crime Watch: Tuesday, August 16th at 6 pm
The Worcester Police Department's monthly Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at Harr Toyota, 100 Gold Star Blvd. A representative at the reception desk will point you to the conference room.
NOTE THE NEW TIME AND LOCATION!
The Indian Lake Neighborhood Watch is held by the Worcester Police Department and is open to all. It is held on the third Tuesday of every month and posted on the City of Worcester website:
City of Worcester Police
Our fundraising goal for this spring is $30,000. This will cover the cost of the Alum treatment, educational materials focused on reducing nutrients entering the lake.
We have $15,645 left to raise and we need your help!
We are seeking grants, donations from individuals and businesses. No amount is too small! The ILWA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and therefore your donation is tax deductible!
Our mailing address is: ILWA, PO Box 60244, Worcester, MA 01606.
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At this time, both the Worcester Police Department and the Environmental Police have very limited resources. Your calls, when you witness dangerous and potentially harmful activities on or around the lake, can help these law enforcement agencies to know where they are most needed. Please pass the these numbers along to your neighbors.
WORCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Main number: 508-799-8606 (any time)
MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE