The lakefront is regulated by the Conservation Commission.Anyone who plans to build, grade, clear, apply herbicides or do any alteration within 100 feet of the lake must contact the Town of Sharon Conservation Commission. This includes the addition of beach sand, which is high in phosphorus, the main nutrient that drives cyanobacteria blooms. Learn more about the application process for projects within 100 feet of the shoreline here. Because of the proximity of your property to the lake, you are in the best position to protect the lake by maintaining your septic system, and being mindful of your lawn maintenance and outdoor washing practices, as outlined on the following pages.
Do you live in the Lake Massapoag watershed?
Please see the map below to determine if you live in our lake's watershed. If you live in the Lake Massapoag watershed, you too can help protect Lake Massapoag through septic system maintenance, lawn care and outdoor washing choices.
USGS Geological Survey map, 1987, with the Lake Massapoag watershed outlined in black. (Katherine Roth, Study of Lake Massapoag for Watershed Management Course UEP293C.