Agawam Mill Pond public access project underway in Wareham
A state funded project to create better public access to Agawam Mill Pond is underway in Wareham.
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife began work at the site on Dec. 19 with funding awarded by Governor Charlie Baker through a general bond.
The state has owned the property, located at the intersection of Cranberry Highway and Route 28, since May of 1997.
According to Deputy Chief Engineer Douglas Cameron, the completed project will add an updated concrete boat ramp and create additional parking at pond’s existing public access area.
The removal of brush at the area will also allow for better visibility of visitors entering and exiting the area by car.
The newly paved lot will create 16 new parking spaces Cameron said, 6 for single vehicles and 10 for cars with boat trailers.
A stone mortar retention area will catch rain water runoff from the parking lot.
In addition to funding the entire project, Cameron said the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife will also be responsible for area’s future upkeep including trash removal.
“It’s a long over due upgrade,” Cameron said.
The project is expected to be complete by June of 2019. Updates on the project can be found online at www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-fisheries-and-wildlife.