Department of Conservation and Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan & Fisherman’s Cove Improvements
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm
Teams Meeting link: Click here to join the meeting
At this remotely held public meeting, the Department of Conservation and Recreation project team will present initial designs for the Ponkapoag Pond master plan and Fisherman’s Cove improvements. DCR’s vision for Ponkapoag Pond is to protect and restore the ecologically sensitive landscape as we create an accessible and sustainable outdoor destination – featuring hiking, wading, boating, horse riding, and cross-country skiing – that provides an opportunity to educate park users about the rich and diverse ecology of the ACEC. The project scope also includes an early action project at Fisherman’s Cove, to improve vehicular and pedestrian circulation and create accessible parking and routes.
If you need assistance when registering, please contact Daniel.Cushing@mass.gov. During the meeting, the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed design, using the raise hand and chat functionality that will be available through the virtual participation platform.
After the meeting, the presentation will be available for viewing at https://www.mass.gov/dcr/past-public-meetings.
DCR encourages the public to share additional feedback, with a deadline for receipt of comments by DCR of Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
Comments may be submitted online at www.mass.gov/dcr/public-comment. Please note that the content of comments you submit to DCR, along with your name, town, and zip code, will be posted on DCR’s website. Additional contact information required when commenting, notably email address, will only be used for outreach on future updates on the subject project or property.
If you have agency-related questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email Mass.Parks@mass.gov or call 617-626-4973.
Ponkapoag pond is a true gem and deserves some upkeep. I’m glad to hear parking issues will be addressed. Better signage overall would be appreciated. Dog issues come up a lot, I’ve witnessed several incidents. Thankfully peace was restored but it got scary. Education about ticks with posted signage would be wise.
So glad you appreciate Ponkapoag Pond! We totally agree that’s it’s an amazing treasure. And good to get your feedback on the issue of dogs off leash.