Cambridge Watershed: Water Supply Protection in a Developed Environment

Cambridge Watershed: Water Supply Protection in a Developed Environment


Sunday, January 27, 2019    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773

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Join us for an afternoon program at Bemis Hall all about the Cambridge Reservoir, also known as the Hobbs Brook Reservoir. This reservoir is an important part of Cambridge’s water supply and it’s right in our backyards! Nearby conservation lands demonstrate an ongoing collaboration between the City of Cambridge, LLCT/RLF, and the Town of Lincoln to protect important watershed lands and ensure safe drinking water.

The City of Cambridge’s Water Department monitors water quality, water level, and other key data points. Come learn about this fascinating body of water, its history, and how it is maintained.

The Watershed Division manages the quantity and quality of the City’s source waters, roughly 1,500 acres of water supply protection land, two high hazard dams, and Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge’s largest open space.


Free. All are welcome.  Parking is available at Bemis Hall, across the street at the Stone Church, at the Library, and along designated areas on Old Lexington Road. In the event of adverse weather, an update will be posted online and on the LLCT phone line  781-259-9251.

Meet the Speaker

David Kaplan is the Watershed Manager for the Cambridge Water Department and has been critical to the on-going conservation efforts adjacent to the reservoir. He holds a Masters of Environmental Management in Water Resources Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Biology from Tufts University.


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