7:00 PM, American Legion Hall, School Street, Hamilton

There will be a short business meeting and election of officers. Wayne Castonguay, director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, will be the guest speaker this year. He will be providing an introduction to a recently formed group — the Parker, Ipswich and Essex Rivers Partnership and their relationship with Chebacco Lake.

Refreshments will be served.

Please join us. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet your lakeside neighbors and gather information so you can help protect Chebacco Lake and its watershed.

admin on October 10th, 2014

Your Fall newsletter is here. newsletter_cover_201410Among the news items:

  • Notes from around the lake — reports on the boat ramp, cabomba, alewife, Alewife Brook, fishing derby, and boat parade.
  • Water testing was done several times over the summer with excellent results.
  • How to help the lake with a shoreline buffer zone
  • Come join the fall shoreline clean-up, Saturday October 25, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

The Annual Meeting with be Thursday, October 16, 7:00 PM at the American Legion Hall, School Street, Hamilton.


family fishing derby 2014 flyer adjJoin us this Saturday for our first family fishing derby, running from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is required ($10 per person); register at the Danvers Agway, 9 Wenham Street, in Danvers. Prizes for the largest species by weight: $150 grand prize, $75 first prize, $50 second prize, and $25 third prize. Weight in at 1:00 at the boat ramp.

Sponsored by the Chebacco Lake & Watershed Association in partnership with Big Daddy’s Bait ‘N’ Tackle. For information, contact Daniel Wildes at Big Daddy’s, 978-804-9226.

Click here for flyer

admin on May 15th, 2014

family-fishing-dayHold the date! On June 7th, the Chebacco Lake & Watershed Association will be holding its first Family Fishing Derby in partnership with Big Daddy’s Bait ‘N’ Tackle. Fishing veterans and newbies are all welcome! We’re celebrating the beauty of Chebacco Lake and hoping to spark youngsters’ enthusiasm for fishing and the outdoors.

Details will be posted soon but here’s what we can share: The derby will be open from 8 to 1. Prizes of $150/75/50/25 will be awarded with the lower three prizes likely restricted to entrants 16 and under. A $10 entry fee must be paid in advance at Big Daddy’s Bait ‘N’ Tackle at 9 Wenham Street, Danvers. Big Daddy’s will weigh your catch anytime through the derby hours so you can fish-and-release if you wish. Free coffee and water stations will be available on the lake.

Join us for a fun day! Bring the kids!

admin on July 13th, 2013

Here’s a few photos from last week’s boat parade. Pirate Ship won for most creative. Yellow Submarine runner up. Yellow pontoon boat for most patriotic.

The full album of 12 photos can be found here: http://chebaccolake.phanfare.com/6145338

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admin on June 22nd, 2013

Summer is here! 2013-06 Newsletter screen sm

Articles this issue:

  • Making preparations for the July 4th boat parade
  • Notes from around the lake
  • Alewife counts are up this year
  • CLWA membership is up
  • Landscaping for a healthy lake
  • Boating safety tips, and more!

Have a great and safe summer, everyone!

Click here to view: June 2013 Newsletter

admin on June 11th, 2012

Newsletter Topics: Updates from Around the Lake. Details on the July Fourth Boat Parade. New Fishing Regulations for 2012. Ecological Landscaping.

Click here for the May 2012 newsletter.

Dave Lash on June 26th, 2011

Click photo for more parade images

From the June 2011 newsletter:

Start planning for our annual July 4th boat parade on Monday, July 4. Be a part of the fun! Show your creativity! Gather your family and friends and join the parade.

The parade will start at 1 pm, at Centennial Grove and proceed around the entire lake, passing the judging area, and ending back at the Grove for awards. Impress Judge Judy!

A prize will be given to each boat entry, and special awards will be given for most patriotic, best in show and most original. Last year each entry received a gift certificate to either The Weathervane or The Farm!

If you’re planning a July 4th cookout, make the boat parade part of your fun!

admin on March 9th, 2011

Think Spring!!!

The Trustees of Reservations are having the following events which may be of interest to lakeside residents.

Workshop on Sustainable Lawn Care Basics      Sat., May, 7     10-11:30 AM at the Long Hill Horticultural Center,

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Dave Lash on February 28th, 2011