Government Help in Massachusetts

This is a partial list of sites and personnel that can help volunteer monitors in the Commonwealth

MA Department of Environmental Protection

Visit any of these 4 sites to find regional information including emergency phone numbers:
Western Region
Central Region
Northeast Region
Southeast Region

MA Department of Conservation and Recreation

DCR’s Office of Water Resources’ 
Lakes and Ponds Program works with local groups and municipalities to protect, manage and restore these resources.

MA Geographic Information System

Source of electronic maps and data.

MA Department of Fish and Game

Bathymetric maps are available for state lakes and ponds.

Division of Ecological Restoration

Works with community-based partners to restore aquatic ecosystems.

United States Geologic Survey

Water data, education, and outreach.