Lake Quinsigamond Commission

News and Announcements

  1. Public Health Advisory for Half Moon Cove on Lake Quinsigamond

    Date of Record 10-26-22 - A Public Health Advisory has been issued for Half Moon Cove on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury due to a Cyanobacteria bloom. Humans and pets should avoid contact with the water. PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY HALF MOON COVE
  2. UPDATE: Public Health Advisory for Dean Park Pond

    Date of Record 10-19-22 - Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury will have a permanent advisory posted until further notice. Read on...
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About the Lake Quinsigamond Commission

Lake Quinsigamond Route 9 Bridge

The Lake Quinsigamond Commission is granted statutory authority under Chapter 294 of the Special Acts of 1916 and as later amended under section 214 to oversee environmental and public safety issues concerning Lake Quinsigamond.

"Section 1 of chapter 294 of the acts of 1916 is hereby amended by striking out the first 3 sentences, as most recently amended by chapter 66 of the acts of 1990, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- There shall be an unpaid commission, to be known as the Lake Quinsigamond commission consisting of the chief of police of the city of Worcester, ex officio, one member of the Worcester conservation commission to be appointed by the city manager, one member of the Shrewsbury conservation commission, to be appointed by the moderator of said town, the chief of police of the town of Shrewsbury, ex officio, and one member of the Grafton conservation commission to be appointed by the moderator of said town; and 4 members who shall be either residential landowning abutters on Lake Quinsigamond or reside within the area of Lake Quinsigamond, and who have demonstrated an interest regarding water quality, fishing, boating and other recreational activities and environmental, wildlife and habitat matters on said lake, who may represent the city of Worcester and the towns of Grafton and Shrewsbury; one of whom shall be appointed by the town manager of Grafton, one of whom shall be appointed by the town manager of Shrewsbury, one of whom shall be appointed by the city manager of Worcester and one of whom shall be appointed by majority vote of the preceding 3 members."