Lake Boon Commission Meets Tuesday, May 17

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Public participation via calling in or using your computer is encouraged. For information on how to log in see the posted agenda at

Agenda topics:

  • Lake Boon Safety Patrol – Update from Stow Police
  • Public Comment
  • Stow Rec Commission 2022 Boat Rentals – Review/Approve
  • Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  • Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  • FY22 Budget Balance
  • Spring Weed Treatment Update
  • HLBI Evaluation Results/Recommendations – Discussion
  • Boat, Motor Replacement, Buoys & Other Prep for 2022 Season – Discussion/Decisions
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Date of Next Meeting
  • Adjourn

Harmful Algal Bloom Workshop May 18

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will be hosting a virtual half-day Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

Registration is free at the following link:

The workshop will include an opportunity to engage colleagues and experts with presenters from local, state and federal agencies on the best practices for monitoring and responding to blooms. A preliminary agenda is included below. Please feel free to contact ERG, the contractor handling the logistics of the webinar, at with questions or for more information.


1. State Agency Presentations
MA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
MA Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental Health
2. Topic: Risk Communication
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
3. Topic: Building Local Partnerships for HAB Work
City of Worcester
Barnstable County
4. Technical Platform Presentations
Hood College Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)