Morses Pond


Department of Recreation
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming

Natural Resources

Natural Resource Commission
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Parks and Trees
  • Plants

Water Management

Department of Public Works
  • Drinking Water
  • Pond Water Quality
  • Stormwater Management

The Natural Resources Commission & Morses Pond

The Natural Resources Commission works year-round with the Department of Recreation and the Department of Public Works to maintain the quality of the Morses Pond.

The integrated management program for Morses Pond strives to achieve the quality and preservation goals prioritized.
Morses Pond Watershed Outline

Management and Preservation Goals:

Top Level Priority: 
Drinking Water – Provide a safe drinking water supply to the Town of Wellesley.

Second Level Priority: 
Quality of Water – Maintain water clarity, health standards and aesthetics of the beach area, and promote overall favorable lake conditions for swimming.

Third Level Priority:
Non-Motorized Boating – Maintain and expand passive boating activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and rowing.
Environmental and Wildlife Protection – Maintain wetlands, vernal pool habitats, and wildlife habitat.
Fishing – Enhance fishing opportunities.
On-Shore Recreational Use – Encourage and maintain access to recreational opportunities such as walking, nature watching, and educational and general aesthetics.

Learn More About the Morses Pond Erosion Study Recommendations here