Lagoon Pond, Tashmoo Anchoring Ban Approved

Anchoring Limit Imposed in Lake Tashmoo
A view of Lagoon Pond. Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

The Tisbury [MA] board of selectmen voted unanimously to ban anchoring in Lake Tashmoo and Lagoon Pond eelgrass areas that are designated in the latest Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS) maps.

These are put out by the state as an online coastal mapping tool. The motion, made by selectman Tristan Israel and seconded by selectman Larry Gomez, also suggested the ban be incorporated into waterways regulations, which will require a public hearing. Both selectmen, along with selectmen chairman Melinda Loberg, voted in approval.

Read more about the move to ban anchoring in parts of Lagoon Pond and Lake Tashmoo.