Regular meetings of the Richmond Pond Association are usually (but not always) 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 season and 2021 season were or will be held via the Zoom online platform. Links to the RPA Zoom meetings were and will be posted below and will be communicated to RPA website subscribers by email as related plans are 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 on July 27, 2021. See detailed draft Minutes of that meeting on Minutes (Recent) page.
Meeting dates for 2021 are 4th Tuesdays as follow: 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, and 7/27 (the annual meeting, in-person), 8/24, 9/28, 10/26. All except the annual meeting were or will be held by Zoom at 7:00 pm.
4/1 Target date to complete pond's refill to normal level, after winter draw-down
4/27 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
5/25 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
Memorial Day weekend - Richmond Town Beach daytime vehicle access opens; no lifeguards
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.
6/8 - Aquatic herbicide treatment of invasive weeds - Pond was closed to swimming, boating & fishing for one day only.
6/22 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom; link to join meeting is below:
Late 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.
7/9 - 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.
7/27 RPA Annual Meeting (no picnic this year) - The Camp by Bousquet.
Arrive at The Camp by 5:00 pm, when tours of The Camp were conducted. At about 5:30 pm, the RPA annual meeting began, indoors. Seating and light refreshments were provided by our hosts, Milltown Capital.
August TBA - Possible second weed treatment - Pond would be closed to swimming, boating & fishing one day only
8/24 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
9/28 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
10/26 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
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 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.