Regular meetings of the Richmond Pond Association have usually (but not always) been on the 4th Tuesday of the month, usually at Richmond Town Hall. Meetings are usually scheduled April through October, and additionally only as needed. Special Note - Because of measures implemented to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, RPA meetings for the 2020 and 2021 seasons were held via the Zoom online platform. Links to the RPA Zoom meetings were posted below and were communicated to RPA website subscribers by email as related plans were solidified. The annual RPA-sponsored all-town 2020 picnic at Camp Russell was canceled, though our 2021 annual meeting was held in-person at The Camp by Bousquet (now Camp Arrow Wood) on July 27, 2021.
Meeting dates for 2022 will be Tuesdays as follows: 4/26, 5/24, 6/28, and 7/26 (the annual meeting, in-person, likely at Camp Russell), 8/23, 9/20, and 10/25. All except the annual meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, initially by Zoom, but may shift to in-person at Richmond Town Hall by late spring or summer as evolving COVID regulations may allow.
4/1 Target date to complete pond's refill to normal level, after winter draw-down
4/26 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom (see link below to join meeting)
5/24 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted here several days prior to the meeting.
(Tentative) - Memorial Day weekend - Richmond Town Beach daytime vehicle access opens; no lifeguards.
(Tentative) - Father's Day - Richmond Town Beach opens to the public, 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, with lifeguards. Signage will outline social distancing & face mask use requirements. Also open Monday but without lifeguards.
June (DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED) - Aquatic herbicide treatment of invasive weeds - Pond will be closed to swimming, boating & fishing for one day only.
6/28 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom or Richmond Town Hall.
(Dates to be announced) June - RPA-contracted scuba divers from Aquatic Roots, Inc. hand-harvest weeds in canal, 10 am to 4 pm daily. Boaters must stay clear of diver-down markers.
(Likely July date to be announced) - Chili & Chowder Fest - Camp Russell, 6 pm to 10 pm. $25 admission, 21+ adults only. Sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires; fund raiser for Camp Russell.
(TENTATIVE) - 7/26 - RPA Annual Meeting & All-Town PIcnic - Camp Russell -
5 pm to 8 pm - Guided boat tours of the Pond; swimming with lifeguards; free picnic & remarks by RPA officers.
July or August - Possible second weed treatment & one-day pond closing.
8/23 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom or Richmond Town Hall
9/20 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom or Richmond Town Hall
10/25 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom or Richmond Town Hall
11/1 Winter lake level draw-down begins - to be reduced 1" or 2" per day until drawn down by 2 feet. (Refill to occur in early spring, so pond is back to normal level by April 1st.)
NOTES: Dates of pond weed treatments and events held at Richmond Pond and open to the public will be added to this calendar as they are scheduled and the RPA is notified.
Please let us know about scheduled pond activities that are open to the public, so we can consider posting them here. See details at bottom of the Links page for submission details.