What's New at Crystal Lake?
Benches To be Donated at Crystal Lake by family of Preston Settles
February 27, 2023 is a year to the day after Newton teenager Preston Settles died after collapsing on the court during a basketball game. Preston loved to fish and In his memory, his family will be donating benches and trees in Newton at Crystal Lake near the new fishing dock.
Lake Water Quality Has Maintained High Level
The attractiveness of Crystal Lake for uses of all kinds has continued to grow, with record numbers of people enjoying the lake in recent years – a growth accentuated by COVID as people wanted to cool off in outdoor, socially-distanced way.
The good news is that the CLC monitoring program has shown no deterioration in water quality since the early part of the last decade. We venture out in a rowboat from April through November to test for temperature, clarity, dissolved oxygen, E. Coli and Enterococci and nutrients (the latter three contracted out to a lab). Click here for full details
Unusual Goose at Crystal Lake in January
Most people ignore the numerous Canada Geese that are often found on Crystal Lake, but in January many birders were scanning the water to see an unusual goose that was flocking with the Canada Geese. The goose, called a Barnacle Goose, is native to Europe and usually spends winters in Ireland or the UK. In the summers, they migrate to Iceland, Greenland or northern Russia to breed.
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Levingston Cove Improvements
Browse the Levingston Cove Improvement Fact Sheet or go to the City of Newton website for more information on the cove improvement project under way at Crystal Lake
Fish Stocking at Crystal Lake
Every year, Mass. Division of Wildlife and Fisheries stock rainbow trout at Crystal Lake as part of an annual state-wide stocking program....
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