Sherwood Forest Beaches
All beaches within Sherwood Forest are PRIVATE beaches for use solely by residents of the Sherwood Forest and their guests.
If you are a resident and have not yet applied for your free beach stickers, please click here to fill out or print an application. Thanks so much!
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Our Dams: Information and Repairs
$52,500 Grant for the Sherwood Forest Lake District (Becket)
The Sherwood Forest Lake District in Becket is very pleased to announce that they have received a $52,500 grant from the Massachusetts Dam and Seawall Fund at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
The funds were granted to defray costs for the repair of the Lancelot Lake Dam, which is classified as a High Hazard level dam by the Mass Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, and is in poor condition. This award will support the planning and engineering phase of the project and return the dam to safety standards.
The grant application was submitted on behalf of the Lake District by Tighe and Bond, the Westfield Mass engineering firm hired to design options for the dam repair and to obtain the necessary permitting.
This grant, and another grant still in the application process, will significantly reduce the cost of the Lancelot Dam repair for taxpayers in the District.
"Living With Dams
Know Your Risks"
is a publication from FEMA that has important and interesting facts on dam safety, risks, and emergency management.
It is available here:
Watershed Protection and Conservation
LAPA - WEST FALL SYMPOSIUM
October 5, 2019
A delegation of four people representing the Sherwood forest Lake District attended the Lake and Ponds Association Fall Symposium in Pittsfield on October 5.
The program was dedicated to the topic of Cyanobacteria, most commonly known as "blue-green algae".
Speakers from the DCR, Mass Wildlife, Water Resources, Inc and several local educators spoke on the causes, toxicity, treatment, and prevention methods for commonly seen algae blooms.
The seminar was a great opportunity for Lake District members to meet with experts in the field and learn more about the tools we have to keep our lakes in excellent health.
The five lakes in Sherwood Forest are routinely cited as being among the cleanest in the Berkshires! Thanks to all the proprietors who work hard to keep them that way!
YOU can help!!
Weed Watcher Program
Learn how you can help prevent the spread of invasive weeds in Massachusetts waters.
Click here for details from Mass DCR
The Forest - Through Our Eyes.........
Contact the Sherwood Forest Lake District!
Boat and Beach Stickers
Sherwood Forest residents
FREE BOAT STICKER application
Sherwood Forest residents
FREE BEACH STICKER application
Lake Fishing Licenses
Licenses to fish in fresh water (inland waters) are required of anyone 15 years and over.
A person is required to keep his/her fishing license with him/her at all times while fishing and must exhibit their license for inspection by any warden, department employee, guide or landowner upon request.
Click here for MassHuntFish online license application
Sherwood Forest History!
The original marketing brochure below (circa early 1960's) describes the amenities and properties for sale in the new Sherwood Forest private community.
courtesy of Steve and Ruth Rosenthal
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Sherwood Forest Lake District:
A Short History
"From Colonial Township to Modern Town 1765 - 2015"
Available for sale at Becket Town Hall
price is $20 payable by cash/check
All proceeds go to the Town of Becket
Historical Postcards of Becket, Ma
courtesy of Kathy Peloquin