Missing Memorial?

by Gordon on September 7, 2011

in Uncategorized

I have begun to create 3D panoramas of a number of the points of interest around the Lake and on a recent hike, and with Sept 11 approaching, I decided to capture one at the Judith Larocque Memorial:
On the west side of Lake Cochituate’s North Pond, a nipple of town land juts out into the [...]

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Trust fund payment to help clean up former GM property

November 17, 2010

(For those unfamiliar with the Watershed, the old GM plant is at the source of Beaver Dam Brook.)
By Danielle Ameden/Daily News staff
Posted Oct 22, 2010 @ 12:54 AM


Decades after it was dirtied by pollution, the former General Motors property on the Southside may soon be fully cleaned up.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry and U.S. Rep. [...]

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Developers advance Natick apartment plan

September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010, 11:32am EDT
The owners of a nondescript commercial building and two empty railroad plots in Natick have tapped a contractor to begin construction on the controversial, two-tower apartment development known as Chrysler Apartments.
Chrysler Apartments LLC, a joint venture involving Newton-based real estate concerns J.W. Katzen Co. and Forest Properties Management, has hired Tocci [...]

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PCB cleanup begins in Natick’s Pegan Cove

July 20, 2010

By Charlie Breitrose/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Jul 20, 2010 @ 12:37 AM
A large ring of yellow buoys floats on the surface of Pegan Cove, marking the area where contractors have started removing sediment contaminated with PCBs, left by an accident at the Soldier Systems Center 30 years ago.
The PCBs were found in [...]

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Lake Cochituate being cleaned up from 1980s Natick Labs spill

June 28, 2010

(The full Labs release was reported earlier with the map of the affected area here.)
By Charlie Breitrose/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Jun 26, 2010 @ 12:24 AM
A hazardous spill into Lake Cochituate near the Natick Labs is being cleaned up more than 20 years after the accident that led to the contamination.
This week, [...]

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Sediment Cleanup on Lake Cochituate

June 26, 2010

Jun 24, 2010
By USAG Natick Environmental Office
Cleanup activities started on Lake Cochituate and continue into the summer for approximately 8 weeks, up to 6 days per week during daylight hours. Activities will include site preparation, mobilization, silt curtain installation, dredging, dewatering, water treatment, backfilling, monitoring, and site restoration. During the cleanup, boating access to and fishing [...]

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DASH boat making progress removing weeds

June 15, 2010

By Charlie Breitrose/Daily News staff
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Jun 15, 2010 @ 12:23AM
NO DATA —A special harvesting boat is making progress clearing an aggressive weed from Lake Cochituate, a town official said yesterday.
The diver-assisted suction harvester, or DASH, boat is targeting milfoil in five acres of the Middle Pond of Lake Cochituate, just off Rte. 30.
Natick [...]

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DASH of the Boat Channel between the Middle and North Ponds

June 3, 2010

Excerpt of an Email from Mike Lowery
Tom Flannery asked that I notify the Wayland, Framingham, and Natick Conservation Commissions that the Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting of the boat channel between Middle and North Ponds will begin on Monday at 8AM. The work will last an estimated five days. During this time, a fragment [...]

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Sucking up weeds in Lake Cochituate

May 26, 2010

Sucking up weeds in Lake Cochituate
Posted May 25, 2010 04:00 PM.
By Jason Woods, Globe Correspondent
In keeping with an agreement made between the town of Natick, the state and local environmental groups, divers have begun using a suction harvester to vacuum massive tangles of Milfoil weed from the bottom of Lake Cochituate rather than using herbicides [...]

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Diver, DASH boat attack milfoil in Lake Cochituate

May 26, 2010

It may not be much to look at, but the platform on a floating pontoon near Cochituate State Park’s boat ramp has made a dent over the past few days in the lake’s invasive milfoil.
The craft, known as a diver-assisted suction harvester or DASH boat, has been hired through a collaboration between the Department [...]

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