Welcome to Friends of Morses Pond (FOMP) Association web site. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and help restore Morses Pond. Morses Pond is located in Wellesley Massachusetts.
The Friends of Morses Pond Association is a group of citizens interested in giving back to the environment and their community by working on issues affecting Morses Pond. There are no requirements for joining, and everyone interested in the pond is encouraged to attend FOMP meetings.
The pond is currently under stress. Ponds have a natural life-cycle, but the Morses Pond life-cycle has been greatly altered by human activities. While the pond appears beautiful most of the year, it is saturated by weeds and at times during the summer the weeds are so thick that they cover a good portion of pond surface. The pond also suffers from frequent algae blooms, especially in the northern part of the pond. The algae and weeds are a sign that something is wrong with the pond. We're interested in restoring the pond to the state it was a few decades ago, so it can continue to be a valuable resource for the community for many years to come.
If you have questions about the Morses Pond Beach and/or other items relating to public use of Morses Pond, please contact the Wellesley Recreation Department. Also see the Recreation Dept. Morses Pond page. If you have question for the Friends of Morses Pond, please send e-mail to the FOMP Officers email@example.com
Picturesmap satellite view Weeds in Summer Gallery FOMP float '05 FOMP float '06
UsesWellesley Drinking Water Supply
Receation Dept & The Beach
Studies2007 Morses Pond Report "Annual Water Quality Monitoring and Nuisance Vegetation/Alge Management Program at Morses Pond"
Comprehensive Plan for the Management of Morses Pond (Nov 2005)
Pond Management Presentations
2005 Weed Harvesting
2002 Pond Management Update
Mass.gov Practical Guide to Pond Mgmt
EducationLawn care and the Pond
Pictures of invasive plants
Morses Pond history
Paintshop Pond history How clean is the Pond?
Herbicides and pond weeds
Wellesley Conservation Council
If you are interested in becoming involved with the Friends of Morses Pond or
would just like to learn about the group, please
to firstname.lastname@example.org. This mail list is moderated and efforts are taken to ensure that you only receive e-mail about Morses Pond and not junk mail. You can unsubscribe from email@example.com if desired. The mailing list is archived.
FOMP Officers can subscribe (or unscrubibe) to fompofficers e-mail list.
January 2005: For the past three years an unofficial group of Wellesley officials and residents known as the Morses Pond Collaborative has met regularly "to advance those management programs that improve and maintain the health of Morses Pond and its environs to serve the public interest." Members included representatives from the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), Department of Public Works (DPW), the Recreation Department, and the Friends of Morses Pond (FOMP). The end result of this unprecedented cooperative effort among Town departments and citizens in support of Morses Pond was approval by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and Town Meeting in Spring 2004 of $150,000 for the design of a long term management plan for Morses Pond.
That project was awarded to the environmental firm ENSR led by Dr. Ken Wagner, a Certified Lake Manager. The design project is being supervised from the Wellesley side by the NRC, Recreation, and the DPW with representatives from FOMP. To establish priorities and goals, one public meeting was held with a wide range of stakeholders and was followed by a public forum. More public participation meetings will be held before a recommended management program can be proposed during the Spring of 2005. This program is eagerly awaited as it will be the basis for seeking necessary permits and funding for the development of the engineering and implementation plans that will be put out to bid to carry out various parts of the program. (From the Wellesley Conservation web-site.)
Copyright (c) 2005-2008 Friends of Morses Pond
This site is sponsored by The MathWorks, Inc. of Natick Massachusetts (1.5 miles from Morses Pond).