Boating Safety Classes — 2017

The Boat­ing Safe­ty Class for 2017 will be held on Sat­ur­day, March 25, 2017  and Sat­ur­day, April 1, 2017 at the Hop­kin­ton Faith Com­mu­ni­ty Church, in Hop­kin­ton. This is a TWO FULL DAY class, details are in the link below.  This class fills up quick­ly, so if you are inter­est­ed, please sign up ASAP!






Lake Maspenock Preser­va­tion Asso­ci­a­tion

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Sep­tem­ber 18, 2016

Lake Area Res­i­dents:

After a beau­ti­ful sum­mer, it is now approach­ing the time that the annu­al draw down of the lake begins.  The tim­ing of the draw down is man­dat­ed by a per­mit received from the Hop­kin­ton Con­ser­va­tion Com­mis­sion and must begin no ear­li­er than Sep­tem­ber 15th and no lat­er than Octo­ber 1st.  The exact date can vary from year to year based upon the lev­el of the lake com­ing out of the sum­mer.  The for­mal draw down has not yet com­menced because of the drought con­di­tions that we have expe­ri­enced this sum­mer. The reduc­tion of the lake lev­el now occur­ring is from nat­ur­al evap­o­ra­tion.  The for­mal draw down will not begin pri­or to Octo­ber 1st unless we receive sig­nif­i­cant pre­cip­i­ta­tion in the next week or so.  The exact date that the draw down will com­mence has not been set, but please under­stand that it could start any time between now and Octo­ber 1st.  This year’s reduc­tion in the lev­el of the lake is antic­i­pat­ed to be 48–52 inch­es.

Please be aware of the draw down process and arrange for the removal of boats and docks accord­ing­ly.

Have a great autumn,


The Offi­cers and Exec­u­tive Board

Lake Maspenock Preser­va­tion Asso­ci­a­tion

Public Forum Announcement from DPW and Weed Management Advisory Group


The Hop­kin­ton DPW, Con­ser­va­tion Com­mis­sion, and Parks & Rec. Dept., in con­cert with the Advi­so­ry Group, will spon­sor a Pub­lic Forum for Hop­kin­ton res­i­dents on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A for­mal Com­pre­hen­sive Weed Man­age­ment and Con­trol Plan will be devel­oped for mon­i­tor­ing and con­trol of nui­sance and inva­sive weed prob­lems spe­cif­ic to Lake Maspenock. Hop­kin­ton res­i­dents are urged to attend the Pub­lic Forum in order to pro­vide feed­back and ask ques­tions about ben­e­fits and eco­log­i­cal impact from the pro­posed plan (‘the Plan’). The Plan is expect­ed to be sub­mit­ted to the Board of Select­men in late Octo­ber 2016.

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion will be post­ed in Town Hall and on the Town web­site;