Natick’s Health Department has issued an advisory that cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms, potentially harmful to people and animals, have been detected by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation at Lake Cochituate and Fisk Pond.
People are advised to avoid boating or swimming (not that too many of you are probably tempted in mid-October…) at the following access points to the Lake Cochituate and Fisk Pond until the advisory is lifted. Some of the known access points include but are not limited to:
- Amvets Post 79
- Camp Arrowhead
- Cochituate State Park
- Camp Mary Bunker
- Perry/Cypress Road
- Boating Club by Eddy’s Park
- Middlesex Path
- Pegan Cove
- Natick Soldier Systems Center
- Boat ramp to Fiske Pond
- Fishing docks on West Central Street.
The MA Department of Public Health will conduct follow-up sampling at the waterbody when there is no longer visual evidence of a bloom.