Hamilton Reservoir is located in the Town of Holland, Massachusetts.  Holland is located in south, central Massachusetts bordering Union, Connecticut.  In the 1860's the Hamilton Woolen Company dammed the Quinebaug River and formed the Hamilton Reservoir.  The Reservoir is located in the headwater region of the Quinebaug River watershed which flows north through the town and combines with the French and Middle Rivers to form the Thames River in Connecticut. 

Friends of HRA, Inc. (FHRA) is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity, formerly known as the Hamilton Reservoir Association. The purpose of the Corporation is exclusively for charitable and/or educational purposes. The FHRA works to raise funds for the maintenance & preservation of Hamilton Reservoir, including public safety, environmental integrity & its’ conservation.



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NOTE: We have scheduled for everyone of the FHRA on Sat. March 17, 2018 at 2 pm at the Holland Community Center, East Brimfield Rd., Holland. This meeting is in addition to our regular members May 12th meeting. The purpose is to discuss the South Basin Boat Launch on Shore Dr. and we may need a members vote. 
All members invited. We will discuss the details of what happen, what is happening and possible legal options we have. The property is NOT owned by the Town and Town is NOT going to purchase it.
Many of you have been using the launch for more than 20 years and that IS VERY IMPORTANT and plays a VERY important part to one of the options. PLEASE ATTEND THIS MEETING if you are one of those families.
Please ask any folks on South Basin to attend even if they are not members but have been on the lake for more than 20 years. We all need to pitch in and help.


MA COLAP Conference          April 13, 2018  MA Div Fisheries & Wildlife, Westboro, MA

Clean Up Holland:                  April 21, 2018 – meet at School 9 am – if interested contact 
                                                       Chris McCooe email: mccoohanson@gmail.com
May Members Meeting:         May 12, 2018 at Holland Community Center 8:30 am

May 15th - Annual Town Meeting at School 7 pm  ....   

June 12 - Town Elections 10 am - 8pm at Community Center

Pancake Breakfast:                June 10, 2018 at Holland Community Center 8 am to noon

Carl Bean Day:                        June 23, 2018 – Softball tournament Contact Chris McCooe if interested

Aqua Riders Show:                 August 18th at 10:30 on their beach across from PJs          

August Members Meeting:     August 25, 2018 at Holland Community Center 8:30 am

Paddle Skedaddle:                 August 26, 2018 at PJs Beach (Aqua Riders Beach)

Publick House Cooks:            August 27, 2018 (Mon) Barbeque Feast – under the Tent at
                                              Publick House, Sturbridge: 4:30 or 6:30 pm, more info to come

  • You’ve Been Flocked” Fundraiser – will start up again June 1st, watch for details in your newsletter.

Calendar photos can be sent to Dori at dference2002@yahoo.com - send landscape photo files and indicate in subject line of your email which month picture was taken. Example in September calendar. The cover winner receives a free membership.

Lake Oversight Committee meets 1st & 3rd Monday of a month at the Town Hall at 7 pm. (in the winter only once a month) Anyone can attend.

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Join the FHRA - $35 for membership – or make a “Preserve the Lake Fund” donation.
Send your membership form and donations to:
FHRA, 27 Sturbridge Rd., Unit 17, Holland, MA 01521
Please indicate: donation or membership & include mailing address and email address.

OR use PayPal

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Join the Fun and Help Save Hamilton Reservoir!

Preserve our Lake – Preserve our Town”

The FHRA is working to raise funds for additional lake maintenance in the future.
Your donations are tax deductible. Ask your employer if they offer gift matches to non-profits.
Please consider giving.